Archivists and dealers heed the call of this prodigious publication collection of (320). This vast selection of 1934-2015 multi-sport editions includes magazines, books, guides, yearbooks and more, with popular titles such as Life, Sports Illustrated, Street & Smith, Who’s Who and other well-known brands. Condition is generally better to excellent, with (80% VG-EX to NM+, 20% lesser) and the great majority are bagged & boarded for protection.
Gracing the covers is a seemingly endless parade of all-time greats, with Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Willie Mays, Stan Musial, Hank Aaron, Sandy Koufax, Wilt Chamberlain, Pete Maravich, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Larry Bird, the Harlem Globetrotters, Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Leonard, Archie Moore, Joe Namath, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr, the 1980 U.S. Men's Olympic Hockey Team, Evel Knievel, Arnold Palmer and just too many more to list. Also present are vintage 1950s-1960s MLB yearbooks, 1980s college football bowl games programs and 1960s Navy football programs with Roger Staubach during his days as a midshipman.
Some of the many highlights are:
Sports Illustrated with: Muhammad Ali covers: 6/10/63, 2/24/64, 3/8/64, 5/25/65, 3/1/71, 7/26/71, 4/23/73, 2/4/74, 9/29/80; and multi-sport covers: 4/11/55 Mays/Durocher, 11/19/56 Olympic Preview, 11/12/62 Palmer/Snead, 5/8/73 Orr/Esposito, 9/2/74 Knievel, 11/28/77 Bird, 12/22-29/80 U.S. Mens Hockey Team, 4/15/82 Gretzky (many more SI issues are included and Ali appears on many other magazines with assorted titles)
MLB Yearbooks: 1951 New York Giants, 1957 Boston Red Sox, 1958 Los Angeles Dodgers (first West Coast edition), 1964 San Francisco Giants, 1967 New York Yankees
Baseball: 5/58 Great Moments in Sports with Williams; 1959 Sports Review with Aaron/Musial; 8/14/61 Newsweek with Mantle; 9/62 Sports Action with DiMaggio
Football Illustrated: 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938
Navy Programs with Staubach pictured inside: 10/13/62, 11/14/64 with classic Gib Crockett cover
Boxing Illustrated: 12/58 signed in gold by Archie Moore (no authentication due time/costs), 4/70 “Those Swinging 60’s” multi-fighter cover, 1/76 Ali
Street and Smith’s Basketball: 1973-74 Maravich/Havilcek, 1990-91 Jordan
Assorted: 11/17/56 Notre Dame program vs. Carolina; 1964 Inside Basketball with Chamberlain/Russell; 5/84 Sport with Gretzky; 1990 Superstars in Action with Jordan
Due to considerable weight, this lot will incur a significant shipping fee.