I've already shown some basketball and football Collect-A-Books. While not into baseball anymore, it was my existence as a kid. I was going to grow up and be Dale Murphy. If I wasn't at practice or a game...or outside throwing to my "pitch-back," I was inside sorting and reading the backs of my cards. It was a great childhood!
I give to you a box of baseball Collect-A-Books, which were by fan and away my favorites. I believe they were the first sport released, but that was almost 30 years ago and I was a kid.
I was a kid when these were released. I loved the cartoon player drawings on the back that went along with the player facts. This alone made the baseball Collect-A-Books far superior to the other sports to me at ten.
The inclusion of legends was another selling point for me. I was never going to own a Babe Ruth card as a kid and this was as close as I was coming. It didn't hurt my feelings. I just loved having this.
Did you have any of these? How'd you feel about them then and how do you feel about them now? I think it would be great if items like this were still available. What say you?
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