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Card Collectors, con Men, and the True Story of History's Most Desired Baseball Card

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ISBN-10: 0061123935

ISBN-13: 9780061123931

Edition: N/A

Authors: Michael O'Keeffe, Teri Thompson

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Only a few dozen T206 Wagners are known to still exist, having been released in limited numbers just after the turn of the twentieth century. Most, with their creases and stains, look like they've been around for nearly one hundred years. But one-The Card-appears to have defied the travails of time. Its sharp corners and still-crisp portrait make it the single-most famous-and most desired-baseball card on the planet, valued today at more than two million dollars. It has transformed a simple hobby into a billion-dollar industry that is at times as lawless as the Wild West. Everything about The Card, which has made men wealthy as well as poisoned lifelong relationships, is fraught with…    
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 6/17/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.528

Robin Preiss Glasser has illustrated numerous children's books including America: A Patriotic Primer, A is for Abigail, and Our Fifty States by Lynne Cheney, Daddy's Girl by Garrison Keillor, Tea for Ruby by Sarah Ferguson, and the Fancy Nancy picture books by Jane O'Connor.Michael O'Keeffe is an award-winning journalist who is a member of the New York Daily News sports investigation team. He has been a reporter and editor for more than twenty years. A graduate of the University of Colorado, he lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.

Teri Thompson is the editor of the Daily News sports investigative team and Sunday sports section, both of which have won numerous awards under her direction. One of the first women sportswriters in the country, she spent twelve years as an award-winning sportswriter and columnist for the Rocky Mountain News in Denver and worked for ESPN as a coordinating producer for SportsCenter . She is the recipient of the New York Times Fellowship for Journalists at the Columbia Law School and is a member of the Connecticut bar. She and her husband split their time between Connecticut and New York.

Prologue
Expressway to Fortune
King of the Hill
Tobacco Road
A Whole New Stratosphere
The Flying Dutchman
Citizen Wagner
Honus Gets a Makeover
The Card Gets a Pedigree
Marvin Money
PSA and the Doctors
Fall of a King
The Collector
Ain't Nothin' Like the Real Thing
Lost and Found
Fakes and Frauds
A White Knight
Million-Dollar Baby
Timeline
The Most Valuable Baseball Cards in the World
Notes
Authors' Note