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Baseball season is just about over, although professional sports seasons don’t end with the finality they once did. For the next few months, fans will be able to listen to podcasts tracking trades and scrutinize player Instagram accounts chronicling strength regimens. The game is almost perpetual now.
It wasn’t that way a generation ago, when fans in the wintertime had to make do with casual chatter and their card collections, pieced together pack-by-pack.
Topps in 1974 took some of the work out of that ritual, issuing a factory set sold through the JCPenney catalog.
As with other baseball developments, people can debate whether putting every available card in a single shrink-wrapped box was a smart innovation or violation of tradition. For completists, though, it was a godsend: They no longer had to chew countless sticks of dusty gum on their journey to securing a Dave Winfield rookie.
And if you belong to that camp, The Food Section has an offer for you:
To celebrate the publication of its Fall 2022 print edition, new and existing subscribers who upgrade to the Food Journalism Champion level ($199) in November will receive all four print quarterlies issued since The Food Section’s launch, including the exceedingly rare Winter 2022. Even The Food Section’s own newsroom doesn’t have a spare copy of that white-covered debut edition.
[To upgrade, just click the button above—even if it reads ‘subscribed’ on your screen—and change the plan associated with your profile.]
Food Journalism Champions who provide their mailing addresses automatically receive a complimentary copy of each new print edition upon release: The Fall 2022 issue, for example, was sent out on Tuesday. (If you’re a Champion who hasn’t yet shared a mailing address, the form for that purpose is here.)
But this is a rare opportunity to claim the back catalog, initially valued at $39.96. Who knows what those magazines might be worth in 2070?
Quite possibly, $39.96. I don’t want to run afoul of the Federal Trade Commission here. But what I can guarantee is your investment will allow this newsletter to keep finding and reporting the Southern food stories that aren’t available anywhere else.
Food Journalism Champions are crucial to The Food Section’s ongoing success. I would love to count you among them and send you a complete set of print quarterlies. Heck, I’ll even throw in a decent piece of bubblegum.
Have a great weekend.
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