A coffee table reference, which includes personal and professional stats along with a brief biographical narrative for each of the 393 players of the T206 collection, plus over 500, actual size, full color images of the cards. This volume celebrates the 100th anniversary of the cards which were printed between 1909 and 1911, when the popularity of baseball really exploded.
From that era came Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Tris Speaker, Nap Lajoie, and Cy Young.
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Tom Zappala is a businessman in the Greater Boston area who has a passion for anything related to baseball history. He has had a particular interest in the T206 collection for about 20 years, focusing on player profiles and backgrounds, and enjoys the hunt for new and exciting information on the lesser-known players. He is also the cohost of a popular talk radio show broadcast in northern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. He loves his wife, his four great kids, and his Red Sox. Those things, along with a Grey Goose martini and two baseball-size olives, make life great.Ellen Zappala is president of ATS Communications, a multimedia marketing and consulting company. She was publisher of a group of six newspapers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire for many years, and also served as president of the New England Press Association. She has developed a fond affection for the players that are featured in this wonderful collection, especially for those that overcame great odds to make it to the big leagues.