Synopses & Reviews
Diamonds arenand#8217;t forever. After the 2008 season, the seemingly immortal and#147;House That Ruth Builtand#8221; will shut its gates foreverand#151;to be replaced by a brand-new stadium just a homerand#8217;s length away. As if anything could ever replace Yankee Stadium in the hearts and memories of New York Yankeesand#8217; fans.
Memories are what this book is about. From the moment it opened on April 18, 1923, Yankee Stadium was a phenomenon: It was more than double the size of any ballpark at the time. And what was happening on the field was just as phenomenal. In the third inning of that opening-day game, Babe Ruth hit the home run he deemed the most satisfying of his career. That fall, the stadium hosted the first of the many World Series games that would be played there over the ensuing 85 years.
And that, of course, was just the beginning. Remembering Yankee Stadium brilliantly and beautifully documents the stadiumand#8217;s entire career through a decade-by-decade account, a priceless collection of historical photographs, and, most movingly, the vivid, first-person reminiscences of the people to whom this and#147;citadel of sportand#8221; has meant so much: entertainers and politicians, broadcasters and sportswriters, players and fans. No Yankees fanand#151;no baseball fanand#151;will be able to resist this incredible book.
and#160;"Spectacular new book about Yankee Stadium by Harvey Frommer, Remembering Yankee Stadium."--FOX SPORTS.COM
"In this, the last year of Yankee Stadium's storied existence, Frommer's Remembering Yankee Stadium becomes and#160;an essential keepsake for wise fans who know that newer isn't always better." TIME OUT NEW YORK
"Sportswriter Harvey Frommer's Remembering Yankee Stadium is an exhaustive account of The Cathedral of Baseball and a moving tribute from nearly a hundred voices, former players and pinstripe devotees alike."- - GELF MAGAZINE
"RYS beats any Yankee Book out there hands down. Who better to write and compile a tribute to an icon such as Yankee Stadium than renowned baseball/Yankee author Harvey Frommer who makes great use of every Yankee and baseball player he either wrote about or met over his illustrious career. My Yankee Cap is tipped to Harvey Frommer who has outdone himself once again."-BEHINDTHEBOMBERS.COM
"A stunning collection of oral history and narrative and great photos." NEW YORK ONE
"A gorgeous new over-sized book Remembering Yankee Stadium: An Oral and
Narrative History of "The House that Ruth Built"--BRONX and#160;BANTERand#160;"One to show. Absolute classic. Best of all the books on the subject-the Bible of Yankee Stadium books."--WCBS-Radio
Yankee Greats features 100 baseball cards of the greatest and most popular Yankees from the celebrated trading-card company Topps. Showcasing original cards for hall-of-fame players such as Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Yogi Berra, and current heroes like Derek Jeter, this unique package provides a fun and fresh approach to revisiting Americas favorite pastime with one of baseballs most beloved teams. Since the Yankees humble beginnings in 1903 as the New York Highlanders to todays star-studded team, the Bronx Bombers have won 27 World Championships—more titles than any other professional sports franchise in history. Yankee Greats will let Yankee and baseball fans alike revel in and reminisce over so many of the players that helped make baseball what it is today, and these legendary cards will bring back fond memories for both young and old collectors.
Wacky Packagesand#151;a series of collectible stickers featuring parodies of consumer products and well-known brands and packagingand#151;were first produced by the Topps company in 1967, then revived in 1973 for a highly successful run. In fact, for the first two years they were published, Wacky Packages were the only Topps product to achieve higher sales than their flagship line of baseball cards. The series has been relaunched several times over the years, most recently to great success in 2007.
Known affectionately among collectors as and#147;Wacky Packs,and#8221; as a creative force with artist Art Spiegelman, the stickers were illustrated by such notable comics artists as Kim Deitch, , Bill Griffith, Jay Lynch, and Norm Saunders.
This first-ever collection of Series One through Series Seven (from 1973 and 1974) celebrates the 35th anniversary of Wacky Packages and is sure to amuse collectors and fans young and old.
Wacky Packages: New New New
is a follow-up title to the hilarious and colorful Wacky Packages,
first published by Abrams in 2008. This new collection presents all the Wacky Packs fromand#160;Series 8and#150;14 covering the years 1974 and 1975. Featuring humorous and often grotesque parodies of common household brands like and#147;Windaxeand#8221;and#160;cleaner and and#147;Smoochersand#8221; jam, Wacky Packages: New New New
offers a tongue-in-cheek critique of consumer culture and marketing subversion.
and#160;Created by a host of comics artists including Kim Deitch, Bill Griffith, Jay Lynch, and Norm Saunders, alongside Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman, Wacky Packages; New New Newand#160;is a colorful, edgy, and intensely creative collection of illustrations. Packaged with four never-before-seen stickers and a wax jacket, Wacky Packages: New New New will please fans and collectors alike.
About the Author
The Topps Company, Inc.,
founded in 1938, is an international company best known as a leading producer of baseball cards and other trading cards and stickers. They are also known for Bazooka bubblegum, which was introduced in 1947.
Jay Lynch has written for MAD, Cracked, Sick, Playboy, and Time magazines. He has been freelancing for Topps for over forty years, and helped create some of their most popular humor products, including Wacky Packages and Garbage Pail Kids.