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1890-1978 Baseball Publication Treasure Chest Lot of (130) with Many Vintage Guides

Lot Number 43

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A dealer’s dream would be a nice assessment for this high powered baseball publication treasure chest. This big assortment dates from 1890-1978 and boasts a diverse mix of (130) guides, magazines, programs, photo albums and biographies. Included among the guide category are items from famous publishers Spalding, Reach, The Sporting News, Barnes and others, with a variety of types such as World Series, rules, records, stats and other annuals, along with team media guides. Also present are assorted major and minor league programs and score cards, plus some hardcover and paperback books. Overall condition is remarkable, with a range of (80% EX to NM-MT, 20% lesser). With so many great vintage editions and better grade examples, there are simply too many high lights to list, however the cream of the crop shapes up as:


(8) Antique Guides: (6) Spalding with bound 1908 edition in excellent condition; 1893 with tape repaired spine; 1906 (GD); and (3) without covers: 1891, 1998, 1908; (1) Reach: 1908 with tape repaired spine; (1) Rand McNally: 1890 with detached cover and tape repair


(4) Assorted with Babe Ruth covers: 1935 Babe Ruth’s Big Book of Baseball (VG-EX), c.1950s The New York Yankees by Dan Daniel (EX+); and (2) paperbacks: 1948 The Babe Ruth Story presents EX-MT detail with deference to a quarter size section of surface loss due to sticker removal and 1959 The Babe and I (EX-MT)


(9) 1930s Minor League scorecards average (EX to EX-MT) with teams such as Albany, Rochester and Syracuse


1939 The Sporting News “Baseball Centennial” edition Record Book (EX) with deference to small spine split


1942 Major League Baseball with Ted Williams cover (VG+)


1946 Boston Red Sox “A.L. Champions” 18x18 poster with individual player photos including Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr, Joe Cronin and Johnny Pesky (EX-MT) with deference to original factory folds


(2) 1940s The Sporting News Official Baseball record Book: 1942 (EX), 1947 (VG-EX)


1948 World Series program with Indians vs Braves (GD)


1949 The New York Yankees by Frank Graham (EX-MT)


9/48 Baseball Magazine with Stan Musial cover (VG) with deference to 30% spine split


(2) c.1950 Gene Mack’s Hall of Fame Cartoons: Major League Ball Parks (NM, EX-MT+)


1952 Boston Braves media guide (EX+)


1952 Stan Musial’s How to Play Baseball (EX)


6/54 Sport magazine with Rocky Marciano cover photo (EX-MT)


c.1954 Kansas City Monarchs/Indianapolis Clowns Negro League program (EX)


1961 Baseballs Immortals “The Story of Christy Mathewson” (NM)


1964 Warren Spahn commemorative program (NM-MT)


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