Searchin’ for Toothpick Sam

Searchin’ for Toothpick Sam

Jamie Selko

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Editorial:
McFarland and Company, Inc.
Año de edición:
2023
ISBN:
9781476692494
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Anyone who has collected baseball cards understands the thrill of completing a set. And part of the fun is filling in the gaps along the way, one wax pack at a time, over months or even years. Or sometimes, as in Jamie Selko’s case, decades. This memoir recounts the author’s love affair with Topps’ 1961 baseball card set and his quest to acquire a complete autographed collection--an effort that took almost 40 years and still is one card short, #555 Sam ''Toothpick'' Jones. The author describes growing up in the early 1960s and details the backstory behind his mission, from the first autograph he got--Joe DiMaggio’s, in an officer’s club in Mannheim, Germany--to how he decided, 15 years later, to get signatures on each of the ’61s. He also comments on each card in the set and on each player’s finest game in the season.

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