For anyone who ever held them. . .
and dreamed about the future.
For anyone who ever held them. . .
and dreamed about the past.
More than baseball cards, they were. . .

Cardboard Gods.

This quote is found in the dust jacket of Josh Wilker's memoir, Cardboard Gods: An All American Tale Told Through Baseball Cards. Mr. Wilker uses a collection of Topps baseball cards from 1974-1981 to share a passionate celebration of baseball that is at its heart a "gorgeous family chronicle about the relationship betweeen two brothers", telling the story of their lives from boyhood through adolescence and beyond. It dares to ask the question, "What if what's gone can return?"

Come to Malaprop's this afternoon, chat with Mr. Wilker and have your copy of this evocative memoir signed by  him.

Event address: 
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
55 Haywood St
28801 Asheville
Cardboard Gods: An All-American Tale Told Through Baseball Cards Cover Image
ISBN: 9781934734162
Availability: Special Order - Might Not Be Available. Contact Store at 828-254-6734 for Availability.
Published: Seven Footer Press - April 20th, 2010