Another thing I like doing at our local library, is peruse their withdrawn and donated book sale. You'd be surprised by what you can find. I usually start out in the sports section, before moving over to the biography/autobiography, military history, and then general non-fiction.
Tonight, I was rather surprised to find 13 of the 1989 Topps Baseball Card books for a quarter apiece.
The backs read, "The most up-to-date team-by-team collection of Topps Baseball Cards every published is now availablein bookstores for the very first time. Every Topps card of your favorite team from 1952 to 1988 is included in these books. A treat for young fans and older collectors alike."
Being withdrawn library books, they have laminated covers, the Dewey Decimal System tag is on the spine and therea are barcode checkout tags on the back and the inside front page of the book. "Urbandale Public Libary" is stamped on the top of the page of the book and there's a "withdrawn" stamp on the inside front page.
Other than that, the books are in great shape. The bindings are very secure, there are no loose pages, and there is no fading that I can really see.
So, I am now looking to share the wealth and give these away to whoever wants them. The team books I have are the Astros, Brewers, Cubs, Mariners, Mets, Orioles, Phillies, Pirates, Rangers, Reds, Royals, Twins, White Sox.
Just let me know which one you want.