|Help Mike Shannon Honor
The Best Baseball Books
This blog likes baseball letters. There’s a special power in letters.
Did you like a new baseball-related book this year? If so, you have two choices.
1. You could write a letter to the author. Tell the author why you liked the book.
2. You could SHOW the author how you liked the book by nominating the book for an award.
3. Why not do both?
To help make an author’s day is one Mike Shannon. (No, Cardinals fans. The OTHER Mike Shannon!)
Here’s the invite he’s shared:
Please consider this your invitation to nominate baseball books for the 2012 CASEY Awards, the 30th Anniversary of the Award!
You may nominate up to 10 books but only books which you have actually read; no hearsay please.
All books to be nominated must carry a 2012 copyright.
Only works published as real physical books are eligible; works published ONLY in an electronic format are NOT eligible.
You may send in nominations via email or via USPS to: Spitball, 5560 Fox Road, Cincinnati, OH 45239
Deadline for nominations: October 31, 2012
NB (for publishers)* Publishers do not have to formally Nominate their books. All baseball books received for review by Spitball are automatically considered for the CASEY Award. However, we must have a finished copy of the book in the Spitball office; galleys and proofs do not meet this requirement. If your title is listed on the “Current Baseball Books” page of our website, then we do have a copy of the book. If the title is NOT LISTED, then we DO NOT have a copy of it and we need one to be sent to the Spitball office, please, asap.
Thank you for your cooperation and important contribution to the CASEY Award process.
Mike Shannon, Editor
Spitball: The Literary Baseball Magazine
5560 Fox Road
Cincinnati, OH 45239
Check out his website. When it comes to baseball literature, Mike is the genre’s biggest booster!
One of the superb examples pictured
on The Autograph Card Facebook site.
You’ve gotta love an answer like that.
I checked in with some of my favorite guys in the hobby at The Autograph Card.
Co-creator Brian Flam, fresh off an appearance at the National Sports Collectors Convention (offering a show-only card set!) said he was busy when I checked in for an update on some of the great hobby products he’s offering. Check back in October.
Too busy counting his huge profits?
Nope. He’s using what he makes.
Brian was getting ready for a trip to ‘graph the Arizona Fall League. Smart move, getting tomorrow’s stars today. You know what he’ll be getting autographed when he’s there.
Brian and partner Russell Miles believe in what they make. They’re still collectors.
Check out their Facebook page or website. There’s no reason to struggle with blank index cards when you have artful alternatives like The Autograph Card.
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for the movie.