Jimmy the Greek's Personal Address Book

  • Famous sports commentator Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder once owned this address book
  • The book contains the contact information for dozens of notable celebrities and athletes
  • All written in Snyder's own handwriting, he collected this information over the course of his career
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Item No. 31-2754

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This unassuming address book once belonged to famed sports commentator Jimmy Snyder, known simply as “Jimmy the Greek,” and it is an incredible piece of professional sports and American media memorabilia. It contains the contact information for a laundry list of notable celebrities, athletes and political figures that Snyder collected during his long career, each recorded by Snyder himself over the decades. Some memorable entries include comedian Bob Hope, actor Warren Beatty, football coach John Madden and talk show legend Larry King. Other ephemera within the address book includes various business cards, five horse betting OTB stubs, an Amtrak ticket from NYP to WAS and an obituary for philanthropist Reuben Paul Rosen.

Jimmy Snyder was among the most colorful and charismatic personalities in the world of sportscasting and sports betting. Known best for his work on The NFL Today predicting game scores during the 1970s and 80s, he was instrumental in helping bring gambling into the athletic world’s mainstream. This compelling piece of Americana provides fascinating insight into the personal life of not only Jimmy the Greek, but also a number of 20th-century pop culture legends.

4 7/8" wide x 3/4" deep x 7 3/4" high
Jimmy the Greek's Personal Address Book
Period: 20th Century
Origin: America
Type: Historical Memorabilia
Depth: 0.75 Inches
Width: 4.88 Inches
Height: 7.75 Inches

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