The year 1941 is called baseball's best season for good reasons. The New York Yankees continued their dynastic romp through history, winning their ninth World Series. For two months Joe DiMaggio wowed fans by hitting safely in 56 straight games, nudging out the incredible Ted Williams and his .406 batting average as the last player to ever hit .400 in an MLB season. Another big baseball event took place off the field in 1941, with the launch of Street and Smith's Baseball Yearbook. This popular publication went on to enjoy a lengthy run from 1941-2007, keeping fans informed on the top players of the game.
Get off to a great start on building a Street and Smith's Baseball Yearbook collection with this consecutive run of (39) with one edition for each year of the period 1941-1979. Beginning with the inaugural 1941 edition featuring Bob Feller, this venerable magazine established a tradition of decorating its front covers with baseball's best, including the likes of DiMaggio, Williams, Mantle, Musial, Berra, Mathews, Maris and a host of other greats. Condition of this four-decade foundation group ranges as (25% EX to EX-MT+, 25% VG to VG-EX, 50% lesser) with the earlier issues showing the most wear, including (16) from the 1940s-1950s with minor to significant tape repairs on the spines, which otherwise present better. With the heavy lifting done by this early run, it should be a snap to complete by adding the 1980-2007 editions.