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    I've pared down my whole library considerably since getting married. I used to have about 2000 books, now down to under 500, more going to Half-price soon. Just looking around, I found I didn't need them as "trophies" to store on shelves anymore, and won't reread them. Or if I ever do, I can just buy a new copy. I never had many baseball books, actually. The Iowa Baseball Confederacy and a collection of Kinsella shorts were in there. But I mainly had non-fiction, and mostly from childhood. Dan Schlossberg's Baseball Almanac was good for hours of randomly rereading a few pages at a time. Furman Bisher's Strange But True Baseball Stories. Bill James's New Historical Abstract and Win Shares. A 1997 copy of Total Baseball the size of an illuminated Lutheran Bible. A 1996 SCG price guide that was extremely frustrating because there was no year-by-year index, so if you wanted to look up, say, every Moe Berg card, there was no easy way to locate all sets from the 30s.
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    A few of my favorites:


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    Dig the books about the early days. Makes me think I could have played pro ball then!

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    And as long as we're looking at the early years...

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    Collecting Gary and Joe Gaetti, Ozzie Smith, Kenny Boyer, Albert Pujols, Kirby Puckett, Joe Mauer,and Brian Dinkleman. PM me if you have something you don't need that I might!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay1065 View Post
    A few of my favorites:


    The Soul of Baseball is such a great read. Even though it is a Cardinals history I couldn't get into The Summer of Beer and Whiskey. I'll likely try to read it again sometime.

    Have you read I Was Right On Time by Buck O'Neil and David Conrads?
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    I PC Jeff Frye, Ozzie Smith, Jeff Bagwell, and Matt Holiday. Working on 2006-2016 Allen & Ginter sets
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    I don't have a book on Buck, but I do have this one...

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    And with today being Jackie Robinson day, this is appropriate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WizardofOz1982 View Post
    The Soul of Baseball is such a great read. Even though it is a Cardinals history I couldn't get into The Summer of Beer and Whiskey. I'll likely try to read it again sometime.

    Have you read I Was Right On Time by Buck O'Neil and David Conrads?
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    I haven't read that one. It is on my "to read" list, however.
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