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1880s-1900s Reach and Spalding Guides (6)

Lot Number 459

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Head back to the "Dead Ball" Era for a fascinating and in depth view of the game of baseball with this group of (6) antique guide books. Published by leading period brands Reach and Spalding, these vintage volumes date from 1886-1903. In addition to spotlighting the dominant National League, but also the other Major Leagues of the American Association and the American League, as well as minor leagues, the college game and in the case of at least one Spalding guide "Amatuer Baseball", with references to play in Cuba, Mexico, Porto Rico and the Phillipines. These (6) guides report in generally handsome state, presenting in a qualities in a range of GD to VG-EX, with deference to five of the six bearing tape repairs, including one of which has been covered in clear plastic. Featured editions are:

1890 Reach's Official American Association Base Ball Guide

1893 Reach's Official Base Ball Guide 

1901 Reach's Official Base Ball Guide

1886 Spalding's Official Base Ball Guide

1887 Spalding's Official Base Bal Guide

1903 Spalding's Special Athletic Library Base Ball Guide

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