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Racket Sports Collectibles (Schiffer Book for Collectors) (Hardcover)

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With a huge international following, widespread media coverage, and many "superstar" players, lawn tennis has become one of the most popular sporting events in the world today. This fascinating book contains a wonderful assortment of vintage items related to lawn tennis and other games played with rackets: squash, badminton, table tennis, and more. Featured are a gamesman's delight: collectibles of a favorite sport including books, magazines, tournament programs and tickets, playing cards, rackets and other equipment, photographs, artwork, postcards, ceramic figurines, trophies, jewelry, and more dating from the 1890s forward. Detailed captions provide descriptions, measurements, dates, and current values for each item shown. To guide collectors, the author provides historical background on each of the games and a useful glossary of terms. This beautiful reference book will inspire collectors, dealers, and sporting enthusiasts of all kinds.

About the Author

Robert T. Everitt has been an avid collector of early lawn tennis memorabilia since 1984 and has spoken about his pastime on both television and radio. He lives in the West Midlands of England where he is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780764316470
ISBN-10: 0764316478
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Publication Date: December 12th, 2002
Pages: 302
Language: English
Series: Schiffer Book for Collectors