The Guide for Collecting Yoyos.


Lucky’s Collectors Guide to 20th Century Yo-Yos History and Values

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Book Description

This is The guide for collecting Yoyos. 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 memorabilia 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 trans axles. 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.This is the guide for collecting yoyosfFeaturing 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 memorabilia.

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.

In the guide for collecting yoyos, for the serious collector detailed listings of yo-yos from the best known makers such as Duncan, Duncan/Flambeau, Flores, Cheerio, Goody, Hi-Ker, Royal, Cayo, Playmaxx, Yomega, Kusan, Tom Kuhn, BC, Hummingbird, Fli-Back, Humphrey, Festival, Parker, National, Canada Games, Russell, Tom Kuhn, Bird in Hand, Bob Allen, Chico, Dell and others.

For specialized toy collectors the yo-yo is a great cross collectible with items listed and shown such as Coca Cola yo-yos; World’s Fair yo-yos; cereal premium yo-yos such as Sugar Bear, Rice Krispies and Captain Crunch; Science Fiction such as Star Trek and Star Wars; Peanuts favorites such as Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus, and Lucy; Disney favorites such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy; Hanna Barbara characters such as the Flintstones, Scooby Doo, Yogi Bear, Captain Caveman, and Huckleberry Hound; Warner Brothers favorites such as Bugs Bunny, Tasmanian Devil and the Road Runner ; Superheroes such as Superman, Batman, Spiderman, Hulk, Wonder Woman, X-men and Ninja turtles; restaurant promotional yo-yos McDonalds, Chuck E Cheese, Shoney’s, Red Barn and Burger King, Advertising yo-yos such as Pez, Buster Brown, Keds; Television heroes such as Roy Rogers, Davy Crockett, Dukes of Hazard and many other popular characters such as GI Joe, Barbie, Gumby, Pee Wee Herman, Bart Simpson; multiple sports ball yo-yos such as baseballs, bowling balls, golf balls, basketballs, and footballs, sports heroes and the list goes on and on.