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Racket Sports Collectibles


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Racket Sports Collectibles


 

Racket Sports Collectibles
302 pages
color photos
Hard cover with dust jacket
28 x 22 cm
1,747 kg
English

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.