Title: The Face of Baseball, John Wiess Photography
Keeping with the non-baseball card themed posts, I present the book: The Face of Baseball. I picked this up recently during a visit to the Value Village near my house. I try to stop in a least once a month to check out the selection. The store has had a pretty decent selection of trading cards the last year. Sure most of them are overpriced junk wax and some are beat up pretty bad, but every now and then I do strike gold. But that's another post for a different blog. I was looking though the book selection. I love picking up cheap home improvement books and occasionally I find gold on the shelves as well. To my surprise the books actually have some kind of order and there is a small sports section. Lots of fly tying books and how to golf, but there were a couple books I decided to pick up. First up was Larry Tye's Stachel Paige biography: Stachel and Jose Canseco's Autobiography: Juiced. Both books I've wanted to read and next to those two books was this one. I was intrigued. But after I found Robin in the middle of the book I knew it was coming home with me.
John Weiss' close up portraits are pretty spectacular. I only scanned Robin's for this post, but you can see examples on the cover.