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    Blockade Billy (Limited and Lettered Editions)

    by Stephen King

    featuring ELEVEN black & white interior illustrations by Alex McVey (three exclusive to this edition), a color frontispiece by Glen Orbik, and Stephen King's first-ever signed baseball card!

    Status:
    Out of Print

    About the Book:
    Even the most diehard baseball fans don't know the true story of William "Blockade Billy" Blakely. He may have been the greatest player the game has ever seen, but today no one remembers his name. He was the first and only player to have his existence completely removed from the record books. Even his team is long forgotten, barely a footnote in the game's history.

    Every effort was made to erase any evidence that William Blakely played professional baseball, and with good reason. Blockade Billy had a secret darker than any pill or injection that might cause a scandal in sports today. His secret was much, much worse... and only Stephen King, the most gifted storyteller of our age, can reveal the truth to the world, once and for all.

    This original, never-before-published novella represents Stephen King at his very best, and this Lonely Road Books special edition is the only signed Limited Edition.

    Limitation Information:
    Limited Edition: just 350 hand-numbered copies printed on a high quality paper stock (different from any other edition) and featuring a fine leather binding, two color printing throughout the book, a color frontispiece by Glen Orbik, eleven interior illustrations by Alex McVey, a sewn-in ribbon page marker, a custom deluxe traycase with pullout ribbon, an illustrated signature sheet signed by the artists, and Stephen King's first-ever baseball card SIGNED by King as his way of signing this special edition. Also includes a copy of the authentic William "Blockade Billy" Blakely baseball card Cemetery Dance printed for their 1st edition hardcover ($450)

    Lettered Edition: 52 hand-lettered copies with all of the special features of the Limited Edition plus a "three piece" binding featuring a special Japanese book cloth and a fine leather, an exclusive artwork page in each book featuring an original sketch by Alex McVey to make EACH copy unique, a bonus art portfolio featuring Limited Edition prints of the artwork from the book, and a deluxe hand-made custom box to hold the book and the portfolio ($1,250)
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    #2
    Kudos for a great presentation of the signed King baseball card and great production values on the book itself!!!

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      #3
      Thanks! There are some photos posted here for those who missed out:

      http://www.lonelyroadbooks.com/books...ly/photos.html

      Brian
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        #4
        The lettered edition is my pride and joy.
        Such a gorgeous production!

        sk

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          #5
          I don't own the Lettered, but I agree - it is a beautiful production.

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            #6
            I leaked a bit of info on antoher board. I thought I'd post it here as well, to see if anyone can find it. My hint is for everyone to compare their signed King Cards.
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              #7
              Originally posted by Dan Hocker View Post
              I leaked a bit of info on antoher board. I thought I'd post it here as well, to see if anyone can find it.
              Can find what, Dan?

              sk

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                #8
                Originally posted by frik51 View Post
                Can find what, Dan?

                sk
                If I told you that'd be cheating. Lets just say it's not on every card, everyone will have to compare theirs to find out.
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                  #9
                  Can you tell us what it is now and show us some pictures of the differences?

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by LoStAlIvE View Post
                    Can you tell us what it is now and show us some pictures of the differences?
                    I don't know that I can show you a picture, as I don't think we have any of the one left. But about 1/4 of the cards have King standing in front of a different background. If I remember correctly, it's because no one could decide which image they liked better, or something like that.
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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Dan Hocker View Post
                      I don't know that I can show you a picture, as I don't think we have any of the one left. But about 1/4 of the cards have King standing in front of a different background. If I remember correctly, it's because no one could decide which image they liked better, or something like that.
                      There were two different photos for the SK baseball cards. One card used the original photo of King that he sent us. The other was the same photo of King, only he was photoshopped into a stock photo of Wrigley field. We couldn't find a good stock photo of Fenway that had the right perspective. The backs of the cards were the same. These might not be the exact final versions, but they'll give you an idea of what each card looked like:



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                        #12
                        Yea I was really hoping people would puzzle this one out, but it looks like everyone who's on the different message boards all got the same card.

                        Edit: Also it really freaked me out for a min when I was shipping the Blockade Billy's, as I didn't know there was supposed to be two different cards.
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                          #13
                          That's a great bit of trivia! I like it.

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                            #14
                            Brian posted a more in-depth explanation on his blog.

                            http://brianjamesfreeman.wordpress.c...aseball-cards/
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                              #15
                              Oh this was driving me nuts knowing there was some hidden trivia out there :-) Glad to finally know. I have the one with him in front of the stadium...

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