Still need to get something for that special sports fan in your life? Consider the gift of words.

ThePostGame has been privileged to showcase some of the best sports books to hit the market in the past year, and for your shopping convenience, here's a recap. The slideshow below includes links to excerpts and buying information. There were other great sports books published in 2012, including Dream Team by Jack McCallum and Over Time by Frank Deford, so ours is hardly a comprehensive list. But as a site dedicated to telling great stories, we hope you can share some any way you can, in the spirit of the season or otherwise.

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