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12-04-2010, 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Habsfan18 View Post
Are these worth picking up? I've had a few chances to pick some up from the late 80's but I decided not to. I may look into it again though after seeing a few ads in old issues of THN.
Yes, they definitely are.

The earlier, the better, while Davidson and Berger were still doing it. Unfortunately, those are the hardest to find. I found the 1995-2004 ones for like $1-2 apiece, but the 87-94 editions, at least a few of them cost me $15-20, and in a few of those cases I found the only one available online, so thanks to me you may be SOL on a few of them.

As time goes on they definitely get lazier. They repeat a lot of stuff said the year before. Occasionally the exact report is repeated, more often there is 1-3 new lines added.

The Zander Hollander ones, despite shorter bios on fewer players, are even more enjoyable to me. Just cute little handbooks, with just the most important info on each team's 10-12 most important players.

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