Monday, January 2, 2017

My source

The Complete Handbook of Baseball books series that are inspiration of this blog   Thank you Zander Hollander.  It started with the Complete Handbook of Pro Hockey as a Christmas present 41 years ago.
Lets just say well loved...

4 comments:

  1. I still have the 1977 Hockey Handbook! Found it in a used bookstore in Pasadena about 15 years ago. Paid 50 cents for it. Great Slap Shot photos inside!

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  2. If you look around used bookstores, a person can find the handbooks for pretty cheap and sometimes on ebay. (I never pay over $7 book and S/H.) My collection with the 1976 Hockey book given as a Christmas present. I would get one each year well into the 1980's. Then about 20 years ago through book stores I found editions starting at 1971-72 season. I will still buy one even if I have a copy. I have a collection of 9 hockey guides coming in the mail today or tomorrow.

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  3. Got All the Complete Handbooks of Baseball from the 1970's Thur the 1980's, So Cool. I really miss that Book.

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  4. I miss the turn of phrase and sometimes pointed reviews. Some wording I still use to this day: One remember one in particular about slugger George Scott: "Just a big puppy dog who wants to be loved." I still use that in conversation about me or others. Recently I have acquired the 1971-73 edition. As a kid I did buy some baseball editions but not all the time because there would be someone I knew that had one. I did go for the hockey edition because it was a bit more obscure and all ways changing, it would be my way of getting full team stats, trades, draft choices, and franchise moves.

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