This book is absolutely one of a kind, created from a vintage, 1953 Topps #161 baseball card of Vern Bickford of the Boston Braves. My Dad collected an amazing amount of baseball cards when he was a kid. He was one of the lucky ones whose Mom didn’t throw the the collection out when he was off at college.
The card is split in two and adhered to book board, creating the front and back covers. Each cover is lined with pinstripe paper. The covers are filled with a variety of recycled papers including white drawing paper, treeless banana paper, treeless coffee paper, treeless cigar paper, ruled, grid, and green bar computer paper.
The book is sewn onto split leather straps with red linen thread, imitating a baseball stitch. The leather is adhered to the cover with a permanent acid free adhesive. The pages open flat.
3 3/4” x 2 5/8” x 1 1/8” (95 mm x 66 mm x 30 mm)
320 pages (160 leaves)