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[Indigo] Kings of the North: The Toronto Raptors (hardcover) - $15

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[Indigo] Kings of the North: The Toronto Raptors (hardcover) - $15

Hard Cover book: Kings of the North: The Toronto Raptors is on sale for $20 (reg $25) online at Indigo.

Edit 2019 07 16 : price drop to $15

Pretty nice book that includes a summary of every game played in the 2018-2019 season as well as roster profiles and a few additional article. Would make a great coffee table book. Release date is June 25, but I saw it at Indigo Mississauga Erin Mills this past weekend (Sunday June 23) as soon as you walk in. It was regular price in store at the time, but it was also regular price online at the time as well.

Free shipping if you spend $25, so need a filler for that, or you can ship to a store for free. Also 4% Ebates.

ABOUT
From the heroics of Kawhi Leonard, to the leadership of Kyle Lowry and coach Nick Nurse, the Toronto Raptors produced an historic season in the NBA, and one of the most memorable years in Toronto’s long and rich sports history. For the first time an NBA championship game was played outside of the United States, and for the first time the Raptors advanced to the ultimate series. Kings of the North documents this incredible year in basketball, from the first tipoff in October 2018 to the last handshake in June 2019. Complete with more than 100 colour photographs, this is a must-have collectible book celebrating both the Raptors’ amazing season and its entire history.
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Do you know if this is an online exclusive sale? I live near an indigo and was wondering to just go and check or not...
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Jackji wrote:
Jun 24th, 2019 3:43 pm
Do you know if this is an online exclusive sale? I live near an indigo and was wondering to just go and check or not...
Website shows only a pre-order option.... so turn off your vehicle and go back in the house to watch a TV show for now
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They were in stock yesterday at Indigo Erin Mills for regular price.
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Seriously too many things released for raptors win... got to be selective of what i want to buy or i'll end up with a house full of books/mags...
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waiting for the video release of the championship run...
I have the dallas during the 2011 and how they humiliated the miami super team...
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I don't know the author, Andrew Podnieks, but an introduction by Damien Cox? Booo.
I'll upvote because it's Raptors content and buying this is tempting, but Cox being involved sorta makes me not wanna buy, lol.
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Paigne wrote:
Jun 24th, 2019 4:08 pm
Seriously too many things released for raptors win... got to be selective of what i want to buy or i'll end up with a house full of books/mags...
it will be in yard sales in 10 years for 50 cents. i have a full blu ray set of the canada mens and womans hockey (all games) and i tried to sell it for 10$ and no one wanted it.
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costco selling sports illustrated paper version $11.19
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Went back to the store today and it's regular price in store. They would not price match the website discount even though there is a ship to the store for free option. They said I could order it online to get the 20% discount, but when you do that it won't be delivered to the store until July 3, which is silly because it was right there.
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For those interested, it's 144 colour pages. Here is a rough table of contents:

Intro - 9
Birth of the Raptors - 13
2018-19 NBA Standings - 15
2018-19 Regular Season - 16
How the team was built - 17
2018-2019 Raptors Regular Season
--Games 1-82 takes up pages 19-74 with most games having a few paragraphs summarizing the night as well as a picture. Some games take a full page
2019 Raptors Playoffs - similar format to regular season game summaries except each game is a full page with 1/2 text and 1/2 photo.
Eastern Conference First Round
-- Games 1-5 (Orlando) pages 76-80
Eastern Conference Semi-Finals
-- Games 1-7 (Philadelphia) pages 81-87
Eastern Conference Finals
-- Games 1-6 (Milwaukee) pages 88-93
Championship Finals
-- Games 1-6 (Golden State) pages 94-99
The Players - pages 102-122
-- Each of the 16 players on the roster as well as Nick and Masai get a full or half page bio and picture.
-- An additional page listing the entire team staff
Raptors' Team History (pages 124-144)
- James Naismith - Inventor of Basketball
- The NBA Began in Toronto
- Regular Season Records
- All Playoff Appearances
- All-Time Roster
- All-Star Team & Games
- Slam Dunk Contest
- 2016 All-Star Game, Toronto
- Raptors 905
- All-Time Draft Choices
- Gallery
- Contributions & Photo Credits
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wazabi wrote:
Jun 24th, 2019 4:15 pm
costco selling sports illustrated paper version $11.19
I think you are talking about the "We the Champs" book, which doesn't seem to be as complete as this one. You can "look inside" on amazon at the TOC and compare it to post #11: https://www.amazon.ca/We-Champs-Toronto ... 162937668X
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kasm wrote:
Jun 24th, 2019 8:26 pm
I think you are talking about the "We the Champs" book, which doesn't seem to be as complete as this one. You can "look inside" on amazon at the TOC and compare it to post #11: https://www.amazon.ca/We-Champs-Toronto ... 162937668X
Indigo-Chapters has the book for $17.75. So just buy them both and qualify for the free shipping :D

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/bo ... e&ikwidx=0
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Which one to buy? This or we the champ
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Pochacco wrote:
Jun 25th, 2019 4:39 pm
Which one to buy? This or we the champ
I decided to picked up both.

For the casual fan, I think "We the Champs" may be the better book. It doesn't cover as much topics, such as profiles on lesser known players or historical data like drafts and former all-star appearances, or much on the regular season. However, The write ups on the playoff games are more detailed (2-4 page spreads vs 1/2 to 1 pages) and have more photos. It's forward is also by Jack Armstrong. It's also cheaper.

For someone who watched almost all games this season, it's nice to have a recap of every regular season game as well as a bit more historical context in "Kings of the North". One thing neither book provides which would have been nice is the player box scores for the games as well as team matchups for the games (FG%, 3pt%, ft%, assists, blocks, rebounds, etc).

In conclusion for die hard fans, get both. For casual fans get We the Champs, which I picked up at Costco for $11.59. See thread here: costco-2019-nba-champion-raptors-commem ... v-2293388/
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