bookmarks: A great tale from mystery writer Kevin Guilfoile about the things you find in old books.

Kevin Guilfoile writes: I fanned the pages, and as I did, a small piece of pink cardboard, attached to a string, fell to the floor.

I picked it up and turned it over, and as I read the words on it, I couldn't believe what I was holding--an almost perfectly conserved press pass to Game 2 of the 1929 "World's Series" at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The Chicago Cubs vs. the Philadelphia A's. 

You should read the whole story at the blog home of The Outfit, a group home for wayward Chicago mystery writers, including Guilfoile, Sean Chercover (who I still need to start reading), Libby Fischer Hellmann, and David Ellis (a neighborhood kid I knew growing up, who's gone on to great things prosecutorial and authorial).

(Via the must-read Daring Fireball.)