Read all about with this 1956 The Sporting News near-run with (50/52) editions for the year. This comprehensive collection forms an excellent chronicle of sporting events for the year. Covers date from 1/4/52 to 12/26/52 and only the 7/11/52 and 10/10/52 issues are absent. Stored in individual bags with backer boards, these handsome publications present in nicely preserved condition with an average grade range of (VG to EX+). Generally the spines are solid and intact and the great majority show page edges that are close to original state with only a few showing any raggedness. Though the paper has toned to light-cream with darker perimeters, the pages remain fairly supple.
1/4/56 “No. 1 Men of the Year” cover with “Duke” Snider, Walter O’Malley and Walt Alston, who were recognized for their contributions to the Dodgers first World Series victory in 1955
3/21/56 “Ten Greatest Players of the Last Decade 1946-1955” with Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, Stan Musial, Bob Feller, Roy Campanella, Robin Roberts, Jackie Robinson, Johnny Mize, Hal Newhouser and “Yogi” Berra
6/13/56 Mickey Mantle drawing and the captions “Target for Mickey” and “Ruth’s 60 Homers” in what proved to be an MVP and Triple Crown winning season
7/4/56 Ted Williams, Stan Musial and Joe DiMaggio with headline “Three in Close Race as ‘Star of Decade’”
9/26/56 “Babe” Ruth on a cloud and holding bats with his records on them accompanied by the caption “Still the Champ!” caption
10/3/56 Casey Stengel with “The Feller Knows How” caption referring to his “Seventh A.L. championship as Yankee Manager
10/17/56 Candidates for first ever Cy Young Award voting with “Whitey” Ford, Warren Spahn and 1956 winner Don Newcombe, also includes page 3 coverage of Don Larsen’s perfect game in the World Series