Big Kicks

Although soccer fans have been known to blow things out of proportion, all but the most rabid devotees of Manchester United are likely to balk at the bulk of this 850-page club history, the first of 12 luxury sports books from publisher Kraken Opus.

Weighing a whopping 35 kg and measuring 0.5 sq m, leather-bound United comes in a silk-lined box and is signed by manager Alex Ferguson and ex-striker Bobby Charlton. The price is even heftier: $5,700, which lands you one of only 9,500 being printed. For $2,300 more, you can upgrade to an "Icons" edition that...

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