Sayonara Home Run! : The Art of the Japanese Baseball Card by Gary Engel and John Gall (2006, Paperback)
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|North American interest in Japanese baseball is huge. Taking a fresh approach to this popular sport, Sayonara Home Run! uses the country's playfully beautiful baseball cards to discuss the great players, history, social context and differences in the Japanese game.|
With talented young Japanese players signing to the American Majors, interest in Japanese baseball is at an all-time high. Sayonara Home Run! introduces curious fans to Japan's national pastime through the lens of the country's playfully beautiful baseball cards. A fascinating text traces the roots and cross-cultural history of the Japanese game, while hundreds of illustrations showcase gorgeous vintage cards. Woven throughout are profiles of key Japanese players, features on important U.S. team tours of Japan (with Japanese cards of players such as Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio), and insights into the social history of the cards. Including primers on Japanese player nicknames and baseball terms, and the fine points of the Japanese game, Sayonara Home Run! is a must-have for anyone interested in baseball, Japan, or this unique chapter in popular design.
|Author||Gary Engel, John Gall|
|Number Of Pages||192 pages|
|Publisher||Chronicle Books LLC|
|Grade From||Eighth Grade|
|Grade To||College Graduate Student|
|LC Classification Number||GV875.3.G35 2006|
|Foreword by||Steven Heller|
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- tigerman6884Jan 31, 2008by
I found this book to be a great introduction to the history of Japanese baseball cards. I learned much about the history of baseball, its own stars and the baseball cards produced in Japan. In addition, the examples of Japanese baseball cards depicted helped promote the cards as truly artistic in nature. I have always had an interest in Japanese baseball cards and this book gave me a good basis to continue collecting these types of cards. An easy read that I couldn't put down until I finished. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning the basics about Japanese baseball cards.
- 20604141@delete...Dec 2, 2010by
A True Collector "Must-Have"!
Any "True" collector would appreciate owning this book on Japanese Baseball Trading Cards. Pages are all in top grade and thick paper stock with excellent color. An exceptional book on the history of Japanese Professional Baseball Cards and what you need to know about collecting them. Terrific!!!