Collecting Books

Browse through our sports card and memorabilia book reviews. From the creative process to finds and scandals, the card collecting hobby has a plethora of stories, and research material available to you.

The Cracker Jack Collection Review: New Book Provides Insight into Fabled Cracker Jack Set

The Cracker Jack Collection Review: New Book Provides Insight into Fabled Cracker Jack Set

Not just relegated to the sweets aisle, Cracker Jacks are synonymous with baseball and America. These tasty treats helped define a generation and the prize in the box has become a hot commodity. Authors Tom and Elle Zappala provide commentary on the prolific period of Cracker Jack cards during 1914 and 1915.

Yankee Greats: 100 Classic Baseball Cards Book Review

Yankee Greats: 100 Classic Baseball Cards Book Review

Yankee Greats: 100 Classic Baseball Cards is a fascinating book that combines the history of baseball’s most decorated franchise with the hobby. The reasonably priced book also comes with four exclusive cards.

The Bubble Gum Card War Book Review

The Bubble Gum Card War Book Review

Vintage trading card expert Dean Hanley tackles the post-war battle between Topps and Bowman for baseball card supremacy in The Bubble Gum Card War. Get a full book review and brief synopsis.

Yankee Greats Book from Topps Looks at 100 New York Yankees Baseball Cards

Yankee Greats Book from Topps Looks at 100 New York Yankees Baseball Cards

Love them or loath them, there’s no denying the impact the New York Yankees have had on the hobby. Topps and Abrams are joining to publish Yankee Greats, a new book that includes looks at 100 classic New York Yankees baseball cards. It also comes with four exclusive cards.

Garbage Pail Kids Book Review

Garbage Pail Kids Book Review

A new book published by Abrams ComicArts and Topps looks back on the first five sets of Garbage Pail Kids. The wonderful resource includes an intro by Art Spiegelman, an afterword by John Pound and four exclusive stickers.

10 Must-Have Books About Sports Cards

10 Must-Have Books About Sports Cards

The hobby is filled with excellent books about collecting. We highlight 10 favorites that should be considered essential for every collector’s bookshelf, iPad or Kindle.

The T-206 Collection: The Players and Their Stories Book Review

Much more than simply a detailed chronicle of one of The Hobby’s most desirable and recognizable sets, The T206 Collection provides a never before seen backdrop and insight into the legendary, and not so legendary, players that helped pave the way for baseball to become America’s pastime in the 20th Century. A highly collaborative effort, […]

Collecting Sports Legends Book Review

It seems that quality books featuring our precious Hobby as the primary subject are as rare as a 1933 Goudey Napoleon Lajoie. Thankfully books like Collecting Sports Legends exist.

Got 'Em Got 'Em Need 'Em Book Review

Got ‘Em Got ‘Em Need ‘Em Book Review

A review of the book Got ‘Em Got ‘Em Need ‘Em.

Book Review: Mint Condition by Dave Jamieson

Book Review: Mint Condition by Dave Jamieson

A full review of the recently published book Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession by Dave Jamieson.