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Game worn : baseball treasures from the game's greatest heroes and moments / Stephen Wong and Dave Grob.

Wong, Stephen, author. (Author). Grob, Dave, author. (Added Author). Smithsonian Institution, issuing body. (Added Author).
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Crookston Public Library 796.357 WON (Text) 33500012316212 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library 796.357 WON (Text) 33500012316220 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781588345714
  • ISBN: 1588345718
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, 2016.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "Game Worn: Treasures of Baseball's Greatest Heroes and Moments is a richly illustrated exploration and first-of-its-kind compendium study of the world's most coveted and precious baseball uniforms worn by Major League ballplayers during the twentieth century. This coffee-table book features many of the most historically significant uniforms, jackets, hats, as well as other treasured baseball collectibles that tell us as much about the history and soul of America as they do about the game and the players. Some of the extraordinary highlights featured in this book include: Babe Ruth's road jersey from his first season with the New York Yankees (1920), the sole surviving uniform from the infamous 1919 World Series, Joe DiMaggio's rookie uniform from 1936, the Boston Red Sox road uniform Ted Williams wore during his epic 1941 season, Jackie Robinson's Brooklyn Dodgers home jersey from the 1952 season, Bill Mazeroski's Pittsburgh Pirates home uniform worn to hit the game-winning home run in game 7 of the 1960 World Series, and a visual feast of rare uniform styles. Each of the 68 entries includes sumptuous photography of the uniform and associated memorabilia, as well as a poignant and lively narrative highlighting its significance. The book also features a first-of-its-kind illustrated compendium with elaborate definitions of relevant terms that every baseball fan and collector needs to know, ranging from the All Star Game Uniform to the Zig-Zag Stitch. This book is an absolute must-have for anyone who has ever loved the game of baseball"-- Provided by publisher.
"Photography, essays, and research on rare game-worn uniforms that bear witness to baseball history"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 September #1
    *Starred Review* Baseball fans love memorabilia, and high on the wish lists of the most avid collectors are uniforms—not mere replicas but actual game-worn jerseys. Sadly, such rarities are well beyond the budgets of most fans, which makes this exquisite coffee-table book all the more entrancing. Yes, there are beautifully composed, striking photos of jerseys, pants, hats, and gloves across the history of the game, from the dead-ball era to the end of the twentieth century; but there are also other illustrations capturing the remarkable scope of baseball memorabilia (scorecards, programs, ticket stubs, magazine ads, including one from Chesterfield showing Joe DiMaggio and Stan Musial with cigarettes dangling from smiling mouths). And don't forget the text: coauthors Wong and Grob contribute stylish and perceptive profiles of the various superstars whose jerseys decorate the text as well as fascinating facts about uniform fabrics and design over the years (Who knew that satin uniforms were once the rage?). Hats off, too, to perhaps the most entertaining collection of pull quotes ever to appear in a baseball book (Tallulah Bankhead on Willie Mays: "There have been only two geniuses in the world: Willie Mays and Willie Shakespeare."). A must for every baseball collection. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

STEPHEN WONG, a lifelong collector of rare and historically significant baseball artifacts, authored the top-selling Smithsonian Baseball: Inside the World's Finest Private Collections, which was nominated for the Casey Award. Wong has advised a number of the world's top collectors and has lent his expertise to numerous baseball exhibitions, including those at the Chicago Historical Society, the Museum of the City of New York, the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, and the National Museum of American Jewish History. DAVE GROB is the nation's foremost authenticator of vintage major league baseball uniforms. FRANCESCO SAPIENZA is a New York-based people and food photographer who worked on How To Eataly: A Guide to Buying, Cooking, and Eating Italian Food.

Subject: Baseball uniforms > United States > History.
Baseball uniforms > United States > History > Pictorial works.
Baseball > Collectibles > United States.
Baseball > Collectibles > United States > Pictorial works.
Smithsonian Institution.
SPORTS & RECREATION > Baseball > History.
ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES > Sports Cards > Baseball.
SPORTS & RECREATION > Baseball > General.
Smithsonian Institution.
Baseball > Collectibles.
Baseball uniforms.
United States.
Genre: History.
Pictorial works.
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