Lucky's Collectors Guide to 20th Century Yo-Yos by Lucky Meisenheimer
Whether yo-yo enthusiasts are just getting into collecting or have been serious for years, there's only one book that gives instant expertise ... Lucky's Collectors Guide to 20th Century Yo-Yos. Authored by the foremost expert on the history of the yo-yo, the book is the bible of yo-yo collecting and boasts more listings and values for yo-yos and memorbilia than any other guide. Lucky's Collectors Guide to 20th Century Yo-Yos covers the majority of popularly collected yo-yos -- from the first 1928 Flores yo-yo to modern high tech ball bearing transaxles. Featured are close to 2000 items listed with values in up to three grades of condition. Running 256 pages (8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, soft cover), Lucky's Collectors Guide to 20th Century Yo-Yos features more than 1,000 photographs of yo-yos to help collectors quickly and accurately make identifications.
Lucky's Collectors Guide to 20th Century Yo-Yos is the most comprehensive yo-yo guide ever published, containing coverage of the history of major manufacturers as well as the history of yo-yo contests. Featuring comprehensive alphabetical and numerical indexes cross referenced with photos Lucky's Collectors Guide to 20th Century Yo-Yos was designed to help a collector easily find the listing for virtually any yo-yo in hand. Promotional, premium and character related yo-yos not listed in any other reference can be found in the guide as well, along with a comprehensive listing of string packs, patches, pins, posters, trick book and other yo-yo related memorbilia.
Designed to aid yo-yo collectors, toy collectors and dealers, values were analyzed to reflect the realities of today's yo-yo collecting market. The guide also features chapters on grading yo-yos, dating tips, restoration, identification of fakes and reproductions, size and shape guides. This along with a handy glossary of hobby terms and a frequently asked question section round out the book.