Dallas, TX: Beckett, 1984. First Edition, First Printing. Original wraps. 8 1/2 X 11 Inches. Unpaginated. Very Good +. Item #253
Original price of $2.50 on front cover. This is the TRUE FIRST ISSUE OF #1!! Watershed collectibles magazine, arguably the single most important hobby magazine ever created. There is little doubt that Beckett and this monthly magazine was the catalyst of the baseball card collecting boom of the late 1980's. Original stapled binding. All pages and subscription forms intact and unmutilated. A very clean copy.
From the introduction: "The baseball card collecting hobby is not yet universally recognized as being the third most popular hobby behind coins and stamps - that is one of my personal goals." Jim Beckett
I would say that Jim lived outed his goal at propelling the industry and even leaving coins and stamps in the wake of the baseball card boat.