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The Snap Magazine - 07-22-2010, 10:44 AM



Folks,

I posted this on the Main Forum before I realized there was a forum dedicated to Billiard and Pool History, which would have been more appropriate for the subject.

Anyway, I basically wanted to let people who might be interested know that there is a new memorial website dedicated to The Snap Magazine. If you're not familiar with The Snap, it was one of the most popular billiard magazines back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and is desribed in various venues as "the best of all pool publications," and as being "among the best billiard publications ever."

The Snap was known for its humorous and frank, no-holds-barred editorial tone, often publishing articles that did not sanitize or gloss over things like hustling, gambling and other topics most billiard publications of the day shied away from. The Hustler column alone was often worth the price of the magazine, since it profiled many well known billiard stars, telling honest stories about their early backgrounds as road men. With columnists, instruction writers and contributors like Benny "The Goose" Conway, Buddy Hall, Grady Mathews, Johnny Archer, Mike Massey, Ray Martin, David Howard, and many others, various issues of The Snap now read like a virtual history of the sport.

Anyone interested in billiard history should find the site worth at least a few minutes of their time. It contains articles on the magazine's history and other aspects of its development and lifespan, plus a section showcasing each individual issue, with stories about how they were conceived and put together, plus scanned graphics of the covers (with enlargements if you click on the cover), of the tables of contents, and of a selection of articles.

Because getting hold of Snap back issues is a rather expensive proposition today (many sell for up to $150 each, and a complete set might run you $1500 or more), those who do not own copies can learn a lot about the magazine and its history by visiting this website. If anyone is interesed, the site is located at:

http://www.thesnapmagazine.com/

There is also a Wikipedia page about The Snap at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Snap_Magazine
  
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07-22-2010, 04:17 PM

like everything in life cost continues to go up up up i have 3 issuses of the snap , 1 of which is the szamboti monthly that are 4 sale and a complete edition of billiard digest , 6 issuses, from 1978 in mint condition and other magazines
  
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07-31-2010, 09:48 PM

I just had someone Email me that The Snap Magazine archive/memorial was on line. I just logged in here for the first time in years to see if anyone had posted a link to this archive.

It's worth a look.

FWIW I was the "Production Editor" for the first issue, really just helping out doing the prepress film work.
  
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This magazine was the best pool magazine ever written. It was written by pool players for players and told it like it was.

I know Tom Shaw, Mike Panozzo and J.R. Calvert probably don't agree - all three publish excellent billiard magazines.

It's a shame that it only lasted 13 issues.

I have two complete sets for sale if anyone has an interest in them.


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Have 6 Issues - 06-29-2016, 03:52 PM

This magazine continues to sky-rocket in value and I'm entertaining the thought of releasing my collection, which includes 6 issues.

If anyone is interested - please respond.
  
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'The Snap' magazine - 06-29-2016, 04:59 PM

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This magazine was the best pool magazine ever written. It was written by pool players for players and told it like it was.

I know Tom Shaw, Mike Panozzo and J.R. Calvert probably don't agree - all three publish excellent billiard magazines.

It's a shame that it only lasted 13 issues.

I have two complete sets for sale if anyone has an interest in them.
The final edition - Volume 3 number 1

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06-30-2016, 04:33 AM

Interested in the final issue. You've been Pm'ed.


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The final edition - Volume 3 number 1

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Volume 2 numbers 1-6

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I have the following issues of “The Snap” magazine available:

1 - Complete set (13 issues) never mailed, pristine condition - $1,000.
1 - Complete set (13 issues) with mailing labels, excellent condition, Volume 1 Number 1 is a limited edition numbered reprint - $800.
2 - Volume 1 Number 1 limited edited numbered reprints pristine condition - $200.
1 - Volume 1 Number 2 pristine condition - $200.


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The final edition - Volume 3 number 1

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Volume 1 numbers 1-6

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Volume 2 numbers 1-6

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In addition to having:
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I also have the Jacket size large in like new condition worn maybe 2 or 3 times and never washed (this jacket is over 25 years old and still feels new)
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06-21-2017, 10:20 PM

I have extra copies of nine of the issues. My email: bobjewett@sonic.net

The site that was linked above with the history of the magazine and such seems to have been abandoned, presumably because it costs money to keep a site registered. Now it's filled with crap. Or maybe there was a copyright issue. Whatever the case, archive.org captured the site in 2010. Here it is:

http://web.archive.org/web/201012140...gazine.com:80/

They have captured some other dates as well. I don't know if there were any significant changes.

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I have extra copies of nine of the issues. My email: bobjewett@sonic.net ...
After finding another box in storage, I now have extra copies of all issues except for the original first issue.

Here is an issue of another "On The Snap" magazine along with the people involved.


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I have the following issues for sale. More to follow. Message me if interested.


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These as well.

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