Even the most diehard baseball fans dont know the true story of william blockade billy blakely. Stephen king is an avid baseball fan, particularly of the boston red sox, and his love of baseball shows in blockade billy. Cemetery dance will also be doing a second printing of 10,000 that is for libraries only. This edition, according to the publisher, was limited to 10,000 copies. Blockade billy idaho falls public library overdrive. First copies of the book included william blakelys baseball card. This was part of the promotional material that came with the limited and lettered editions of blockade billy by stephen king produced by lonely road books and with the. Buy blockade billy at nightfall books supernatural. The secret history of stephen kings baseball cards april 3, 2012 brian james freeman 10 comments as many of you know, lonely road books published a deluxe limited edition and a deluxe lettered edition of blockade billy by stephen king. Blockade billy baseball card back this is the back of a baseball card featuring william blakely. The baseball story stephen king fans have been waiting for, this neverbeforepublished novella tells the story of one of the games best kept secrets. For a limited time only, cd will be including an authentic william blockade billy blakely baseball card with every copy of the trade hardcover edition they ship. The first 10,000 copies of stephen kings baseball novella include a reproduction of the only known baseball card of billy blakely, the storys hero. Blockade billy a perpetually secondrate new jersey probaseball team in the late 50s the book has two short stories the baseballthemed title offering and a bonus tale, which couldve been called the love of money is the root of all evil though that lacks a certain grace with little loss of accuracy.
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Blockade billy timberland regional library overdrive. Blockade billy by stephen king seller ergodebooks published 20100420 condition. Blockade billy, the greatest major league baseball player to be erased from. This 1st edition of blockade billy comes with the authentic william blockade billy blakely baseball trading card. The secret history of stephen kings baseball cards. First edition of an original stephen king novella and includes the blockade billy baseball card issued in midseason. Ordering directly through our online store is the only way to. Best of all, this is one of just 1, 000 copies worldwide to include an authorized limited edition slipcase with the blockade billy home plate logo. I tried to combine those things in a story of suspense. Blockade billy lackawanna county library system overdrive. Every copy of our exclusive worlds 1st edition, 1st printing hardcover edition included an authentic william blockade billy blakely baseball card. He may have been the greatest player the game has ever seen, but today no one remembers his name.
Blockade billy by stephen king 2010, hardcover, collector. Sommige edities gaven trouwens zelfs nog een baseball card als extraatje. Also includes a copy of the authentic william blockade billy blakely baseball card cemetery dance printed for their 1st edition hardcover. Book stores perfectly inside protecting your investment for ages to come.
He may have been the greatest player the game has ever seen, but today no. This special collectors edition also includes a copy of the authentic william blockade billy blakely baseball card that cemetery dance printed for their 1st edition. They also had a limited slipcase available at an additional cost. Pages in category baseball novels the following 46 pages are in this category, out of 46 total. April 5, 2010 the first 10,000 copies of stephen kings baseball novella include a reproduction of the only known baseball card of billy blakely, the storys hero.
I love oldschool baseball, and i also love the way people whove spent a lifetime in the game talk about the game. Blockade billy palm beach county library system overdrive. William blockade billy blakely may have been the greatest baseball player the game has ever seen, but today no one remembers his name. What was included with the cemetery dance edition of blockade billy that wasnt with the scribner or hodder editions. Blockade billy was a great player, perhaps one of the best catchers of all time, but his existence has been wiped out of the record books because tragically billy wasnt what he seemed to be. Stephen kings firstever baseball card personally hand signed by king as his way of signing this special limited edition. Blockade billy gwinnett county public library overdrive. Blockade billy midcontinent public library overdrive. He was the firstand onlyplayer to have his existence completely removed from the record books. Blockade billy pinellas public library cooperative. In the leadup to opening day, indie publisher cemetery dance has just announced the release of blockade billy, a new baseballthemed novella from king. Were only printing a small number of copies compared to what new york publishers print for a brand new book. Blockade billy new hampshire state library overdrive. Blockade billy prince william public library system.1372 1030 1338 536 198 323 660 548 1295 93 879 709 1370 912 645 999 1018 42 285 195 231 667 502 148 709 175 1012 1100 686 6 1286 485 476 388 942 206 208 1068 158 330 1241 292 285