Blockade Billy from LRB is out! Comments?

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Blockade Billy from LRB is out! Comments?

Post by fleggett » Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:08 pm

At least the numbered has shipped, though the letter should be shipping very soon. Mine arrived on Thursday, #306 of 350. Any thoughts from those who bought it?



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Post by jhanic » Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:06 pm

I think Lonely Road did a great job. I especially like how they mounted the baseball cards. Quality! (I got #159). I don't have a lettered one coming (just too expensive for me).

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Re: Blockade Billy from LRB is out! Comments?

Post by Lurker » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:03 pm

It is wonderful work - but I'm still trying to convince myself it was really worth the price.
And just a suggestion - don't take out the BB cards. I did with the Billy one and it goes back in looser - can tell it's been out. Didn't remove the SK one tho - anyone have a shot of what's on the back of it?

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Re: Blockade Billy from LRB is out! Comments?

Post by ur2ndbiggestfan » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:40 am

I have an aftermarket one coming. Will let you know what I think when I get it (a couple of weeks or more).

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Post by jimimck » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:13 pm

Will let ya know once my one makes it to NZ. Thanks for the heads up re not removing the cards...

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Re: Blockade Billy from LRB is out! Comments?

Post by jhanic » Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:38 am

I have to say that I took out the Stephen King card from my book so that I could see the back. I put it back with no problems whatsoever. It's as tight a fit as it was before.

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Post by jimimck » Fri May 06, 2011 9:09 pm

I have to say I love my copy. I think the way the cards are displayed, and then of course the book itself, make this a wonderful edition. I don't own any other S/L at this stage, but from what I've seen of others, this BB edition does seem to stand out.

I originally considered selling it (before it actually arrived) as the story doesn't make my top 10 list or anything, but I'm glad I decided to keep it.

Thoughts on what the value may stabilise at?

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Re: Blockade Billy from LRB is out! Comments?

Post by ur2ndbiggestfan » Sat May 07, 2011 4:06 am

I got my numbered, and then also bought a lettered. I think it's possibly the best looking lettered book I have, as far as the way it is mounted in the case, the red 'leather' covers, and the positioning of the baseball cards, all make for a very attractive presentation.

And I liked the story too!

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Post by jimimck » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:22 pm

Check out the secret history of Stephen King's baseball card from this edition:

http://brianjamesfreeman.wordpress.com/ ... #more-1719

Tomas: now we know there are two different cards out there, do you think this would have an impact on the value for the rarer edition?

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Re: Blockade Billy from LRB is out! Comments?

Post by ur2ndbiggestfan » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:34 am

As usual with my rotten luck both my S/L and lettered editions have the same card, which is not the rarer one.

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