Thursday, March 12, 2009
There has been some recent discussion about Card Sharks, the 1995 book by Pete Williams that chronicles the birth of Upper Deck. It sounded interesting to me because it would help fill me in on what was going on with the hobby while I was away from it.
I went to Amazon and found a used hardcover version of the book for $4.98 shipped. The book came today. I plan to spend the evening reading it. I've already gone through the first couple chapters, which cover the Topps and Fleer stories. Very enlightening stuff.
Now I'm getting to the chapters that deal with the era when I started getting away from collecting, when rookie cards became the end all, be all. The Upper Deck story should be coming soon.
Should be an interesting evening.