Synopses & Reviews
Days gone by are relived with some of the trading card industrys most well-known experts in this nostalgic look back at one of the most popular hobbies in history. Covering baseball, basketball, football, hockey, boxing, and golf, this unique book offers a countdown of the greatest sports cards ever produced and the players and personalities involved. This multisport collection delightfully counts down the best 100 cards from the business while offering interviews, up-to-date history, and stories about the cards and their depicted players. Collectors and sports fans will especially appreciate the bonus in-depth look at the best innovations in the business, the worst blunders, and the special tribute to the hobby's boom era in the 1990s. For more than 100 years, kids of all ages have enjoyed the thrill of collecting sports cards, making this retrospective look at the hobby a thorough and long-lasting collectible ode to a much-loved pastime.
"Thanks to Laroche and Waldman for a fun book. If you enjoy collecting cards, this is a fine addition to your library." —www.TBOblogs.com (January 2012)
"Whether you collect modern, vintage, stickers, non-sports, Gem Mint 10s, etc, etc. you know the score and so do Waldman and Laroche. Got 'Em Got 'Em Need 'Em is must-read material for anyone that has enjoyed or is curious about pulling back that wax or foil wrapping, getting that tingle of excitement, and then enjoying flipping through little 2 ½ x 3 ½ works of art. I eagerly await the next 100." —www.CardboardConnection.com (December 2011)
Offers a retrospective of the greatest and rarest sports cards ever produced, covering baseball, basketball, football, hockey, boxing, and golf, and explores the innovations and controversies of the hobby's industry.
About the Author
Stephen Laroche is a longtime trading card collector and a brand manager for In The Game, Inc., a Canada-based trading card company. He lives in Belleville, Ontario. Jon Waldman is a writer and lifetime card collector. He has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers, including "Hockey News" and "Winnipeg Men" magazine. He is a coauthor of "SLAM! Wrestling." He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.