For Sports Fans, Before the Internet, There Were the Complete Handbooks

… From 1971 to 1997, [Zander] Hollander edited sports yearbooks, brick-like tomes known as Complete Handbooks, which in the pre-Internet era were almost holy objects to a certain type of sports-crazed youngster. Here, in one glorious place, was information — statistics, team rosters, records, schedules, predictions for the coming season and more — freed from the restrictions of newspaper column inches and far beyond what a still embryonic cable system was providing. [cont.]

Pete Croatto, New York Times