I got “The Cleon Jones Story” at a show not long ago, mainly because it was a Mets oddball. These booklets were inserted into packs of 1970 Topps.
So what’s not to like? It’s entertaining, colorful and edumacational! Normally, these are truly little booklets, but this particular one came apart into two different sheets, which made it easy to scan.
I’ve also got the Tommy Harper booklet (part of my Seattle Pilots collection), and I might have to keep an eye out for more of these… Mike Cuellar would fit in my Orioles collection, and I’ll buy anything with Rusty Staub’s picture on it.
I’ll bet Al Ferrara’s booklet is interesting… He was working on an acting career, and by the time these booklets came out, he’d already done guest spots on TV shows like Gilligan’s Island and Batman… and no, he didn’t play a baseball player named “Al”.
If anyone else has posted entire booklets on their blogs, feel free to leave a link in the comments; I’d be very interested to see them!