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Item Number 15274

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There’s something for everyone in this hefty collection of multi-sport publications. This vast assortment is packed with magazines, guides, yearbooks, pamphlets and more, covering the sports of baseball, basketball, boxing, football, hockey and even lacrosse. Running the full gamut in condition from pristine newsstand-fresh issues to editions absent of covers or suffering from water damage, this considerable collection promises great break potential for those with a thought towards resale. Included are dozens of Sports Illustrated magazines including a good number of swimsuit issues; dozens of guides with Baseball Register and Who’s Who in Baseball; smaller groups of vintage baseball yearbooks and Street & Smith magazines; and an interesting balance of assorted publications.


Highlights are:


(2) 1930s Spalding Official Baseball Guide, both bound with hardcovers: 1930 (GD+), 1931 (VG-EX)


1948 Babe Ruth as I Knew Him by Waite Hoyt presents GD, but cover is detached and separated


1952 Baseball Yearbook with Stan Musial cover (VG)


1953 Sport magazine with Warren Spahn cover VG-EX+)


1954 Street and Smith Baseball Yearbook with Eddie Mathews cover (VG-EX)


1955 Post Sugar Crisp Baseball Facts and Fun Book (GD)


1959 Pirates program (EX) signed on front cover by (4) average (“8-9”) with Don Hoak, Bob Prince, Dick Groat, Frank Oceak (no authentication due to time/costs


1960 Pirates program (EX-MT+) signed by (2) average (“7-8”) with Dick Stuart and Joe Christopher (no authentication due to time/costs)


1968 All-Star Sports magazine with Roberto Clemente cover (VG)


1969 Sports Review magazine with Bob Gibson/Denny McLain cover (GD-VG)


1969 Dodgers program (GD) signed by (15) average (“7-8”) mostly on the back cover with Bill Russell, Ted Sizemore, Ron Herbal (no authentication due to time/costs)


1969 Sporting News AFL guide (VG)


1971 Boxing Illustrated “The Fight of the Century” collector’s magazine with Muhammad Ali/Joe Frazier cover (EX-MT)


1972-1973 New York Nets program (EX)


1972 Harlem Globetrotters program (EX)


(2) 1978 Canadian Football League media guides with: Saskatchewan Roughriders (EX) and Calgary Stampeders (VG-EX)



Also present are:


(2) 1960s American League Red Book with: 1961 (GD), 1963 (VG)


(3) 1960s-1970s National League Green Book with: 1964 (VG), 1973 (EX-MT), 1975 (VG-EX)


(32) 1953-1990 Who’s Who in Baseball guides progressing from lesser grade 1950s-1960s editions to better grade 1970s-1980s examples with: 1953, 1955, (2) 1962, (3) 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1972, (3) 1973, (3) 1974, (2) 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, (2) 1982, 1983, 1986, (2) 1989, 1990


(11) Baseball Register with: (7) in lesser grade: 1951 (no back cover), 1954 (no front or back cover), 1958 (no covers), 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964 (partial back cover); (2) better grade: 1966, 1967; (2) high grade: both 1998


(5) 1953-1966 Baseball Digest average (FR-GD)


(6) 1961 Union Oil The Dodger Family player biography pamphlets average (VG to EX, (1) lesser)


(11) 1971-1985 AFC/NFC football conference championship game media guides average (EX to NM) with deference to most having a price sticker affixed to the back cover


(2) 1970s Famous Slugger Yearbook both (NM) with 1974, 1976


(21) 1948-1987 Assorted Guides mostly above average to better with: (9) Baseball including 1950 Major League Baseball, 1961 Little Red Book of Baseball, (3) rule books ((2) no covers); (6) Football including 1948 New Plays, 1962 Football Guide by Bud Grant; (2) Basketball; (4) Multi-Sport including 1954 All-Sports Almanac


(40) 1960s-1970s Sports Illustrated magazines in average to above average condition with multi-sport covers including Notre Dame vs. USC football game, O.J. Simpson, Olga Korbut and Tony Conigliaro with his banged up eye


(31) 1970s-1990s Assorted “Swimsuit Edition” magazines featuring models such as Christie Brinkley, Cheryl Tiegs, Kathy Ireland, Tyra Banks, Elle Macpherson and other famous beauties, with (24) Sports Illustrated, (3) Sport and (4) Inside Sports, this group is pretty evenly split between high grade examples and lesser issues with spine tears


(9) 1957-1977 MLB yearbooks (all affected by water contact, but still complete and intact) with: 1957 Phillies, 1960 Phillies, 1961 Pirates, 1964 Cardinals, 1970 Phillies, 1973 Yankees, 1974 Cardinals, 1977 Phillies first edition, 1977 Phillies second edition


(16) 1949-1974 Street and Smith and similar multi-sport yearbooks/quarterlies in average to better condition with: (8) baseball; (2) basketball; (3) football; (2) “Winter Review” with boxing/wrestling covers


(10) 1949-1971 College/High School multi-sport publications ranging average to above average with 1965 Pitt vs. Syracuse football program from Shea Stadium and (2) 1960s Time magazines with Notre Dame football related covers


(3) 1968-1969 “Grow Ahead Sports Special” all in high grade with Winning Basketball by Oscar Robertson; Winning Football by Bart Starr; Strike Zone by Bob Gibson


(16) 1970s Roster/Schedule/Newsletter brochures average (EX  to NM)


(16) 1959-1992 Miscellaneous multi-sport including My Favorite Football Stories by Red Grange, 1981 World Series of Golf program, 1981 Toronto Argonauts Fact Book and  (3) Team magazine



Due to considerable weight, this lot will incur a significant shipping fee.

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