Lineup For Yesterday

Ogden Nash's famous poetry collection celebrates the greatest players in baseball history.

$18.00

Diamonds Are A Man's Best Friend

An ode to major league legends, Ogden Nash's famous poetry collection (originally published in 1949 by Sport magazine) celebrates the greatest baseball players of the 19th and early 20th century with newfound energy through illustrations by C. F. Payne.

With his signature wordplay and brevity, Nash muses about 24 captivating characters in individual four-line poems. Each poem is accompanied by colorful biographical notes written by Nash's daughter, Linell Nash Smith. A masterful mix of poetry and pictures, each athletic spread brings bygone players to life in this updated classic for a new generation of devoted fans. Printed in Italy.

Made from
100% recycled paper label stock
Measurements
56 pages; 11" L x 9.75" W
Item ID
20909

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4.8

(based on 70 reviews)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well written (48)
  • Deserves multiple readings (38)
  • Informative (36)
  • Easy to understand (28)
  • Broad appeal (16)

Cons

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  • Gift (61)
  • Older readers (25)
  • Younger readers (16)
  • Reference (11)
  • Travel reading (6)
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    • Bookworm (24), Casual reader (21), Everyday reader (19)
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Fans of legendary baseball

This book was delivered in a timely manner and arrived before my husband's birthday. He loves legendary baseball and is a big collector of baseball memorabilia. I usually avoid trying to find something in...Read complete review

This book was delivered in a timely manner and arrived before my husband's birthday. He loves legendary baseball and is a big collector of baseball memorabilia. I usually avoid trying to find something in this category because he knows the value of most items, and I don't. This book is like a coffee table book and fit the bill perfectly. He loves this book and enjoys sharing it with friends.

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Fun Keepsake for Baseball Fans!

A fun "coffee table" book to have on hand; easy to pick up and be entertained by the simple poetry and appealing pictures but also filled with many interesting facts that attract...Read complete review

A fun "coffee table" book to have on hand; easy to pick up and be entertained by the simple poetry and appealing pictures but also filled with many interesting facts that attract sports fans both young and old.

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5.0

Perfect!

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from Nashville

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
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    Comments about UncommonGoods Lineup For Yesterday:

    A great coffee table read.

     
    5.0

    Father's Day Gift

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    from Saint Paul, MN

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters
    • Great artwork as well & conversation piece
    • Informative
    • Well Written

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      Comments about UncommonGoods Lineup For Yesterday:

      Would purchase again.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Perfect Timing for Delivery

       
      5.0

      Fun For The Baseball Fan

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      from Lancaster, Ohio

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      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Read
      • Engaging characters
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        Comments about UncommonGoods Lineup For Yesterday:

        This is a great coffee table book. Fun artwork combined with the poetry of Ogden Nash and historical baseball factoids make for light entertainment.

         
        4.0

        Perfect gift for lovers of baseball and history

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        from New York

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        • Easy To Read

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          Comments about UncommonGoods Lineup For Yesterday:

          I gave this to my boyfriend's dad for Christmas. He liked all the info about past players. That plus the illustrations make this a great coffee table book!

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          • Yes
           
          5.0

          The book

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          from Mound MN.

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          • Easy To Read
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            Comments about UncommonGoods Lineup For Yesterday:

            It was a great gift for a baseball lover!

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            5.0

            Nostalgia at its best!

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            from Richmond, VA

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            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Easy To Read
            • Engaging characters
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              Comments about UncommonGoods Lineup For Yesterday:

              This homage to baseball's legend is the perfect gift for sports and history buffs alike!

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              5.0

              Ogden Nash Always Says A Lot With Few Words.

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              from Overland Park, Kansas

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              • Deserves Multiple Readings
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                Comments about UncommonGoods Lineup For Yesterday:

                For Quick Entertainment And Contemplation.

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                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                He loved it!

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                from Portland, Oregon

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                • Easy To Read
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                  Comments about UncommonGoods Lineup For Yesterday:

                  He truly enjoyed this book. One that you put down and pick up. Great as a coffee table book or in his office.

                   
                  5.0

                  Father's Day Gift

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                  from Las Cruces, NM

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                  • Deserves Multiple Readings
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                    Comments about UncommonGoods Lineup For Yesterday:

                    My Dad is a huge baseball and general sports fan. This was such a unique find and he loved it.

                     
                    4.0

                    Cute

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                    from San Francisco

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                      Cute and informative

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