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Title:
Sports immortals : stories of inspiration and achievement
Author:
Platt, Jim, 1972-
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Publication Information:
Chicago : Triumph Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
180 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
General Note:
At head of title: Featuring Joel Platt and the world's largest collection of sports memorabilia.

Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781572434608
Format :
Book

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Booklist Review

For anyone who has ever saved a baseball program or treasured an autograph, this album is a marvel. Joel Platt started collecting sports memorabilia more than 50 years ago and has amassed more than one million pieces, 30,000 of which are on display at his Sports Immortals Museum in Boca Raton, Florida. Assembled by Platt's son, Jim, and sports historian Buckley, this volume showcases many of the jewels in the museum's crown. Beautifully designed, the book combines attractive four-color photos of the items (Wilt Chamberlain's high-school jersey, Cy Young's baseball shoes, Christy Mathewson's glove, and on and on) with brief snapshots of the athletes' careers and sidebars by Joel Platt describing how the various pieces were acquired. The snapshots are forgettable, but the sidebars are fascinating: imagine Platt introducing himself to Mathewson's widow and gaining access to a trunk of her husband's belongings that hadn't been opened since the Hall of Famer's death 36 years earlier. A browsing bonanza for all sports fans. --Bill Ott