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1870s-Modern Sports Publication and Advertisement Lot of (400+)

Lot Number 224

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A galaxy of sports stars shine in this colossal compilation of (400+) 1870s-modern publications and advertisements. Highlights are: 7/25/1874 Harper’s Weekly uncut page of (9) Philadelphia Athletics baseball paper engraving cards (VG); 7/1887 Puck’s Library: No. 1 “The National Game” illustrated magazine (GD, detached cover); (5) 1950s-1960s guides: with Mantle covers (avg. GD to VG); c.1940s Kessler’s Whiskey “Baseball-1878” 14x11 advertisement print (VG-EX); 1956 Kessler: Phillies schedule sign (VG). More on our website.

The 1874 Harper’s weekly page shows moderate corner wear with a 1” triangle absent at top right, the player images are largely unaffected by wear with deference to a typical horizontal compacting fold. The 1887 Puck’s magazine has a detached and completely separated cover, the covers and interior are above average and appealing. The Kessler Phillies sign is solid and attractive with the majority of wear appearing on the perimeter including minor bits of surface paper loss on the edges and corners only, the printed area is bold and appealing. The (5) guides with Mantle cover photos are: 1.) Baseball Stars of 1957 (GD); 2.) 1958 Play Ball with The Yankees (VG); 3.) & 4.) (2) 1960 How To Star In Baseball (both VG, (1) with penciled price); 5.) 1965 Complete Sports Digest (GD-VG). Also present are:

(34) Baseball guides/booklets average (GD to VG-EX) unless noted with:

(6) Official Baseball Guide: 1964 (no cover), 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1975

(2) Official Baseball Record Book: 1942, 1975

(7) Baseball Stars Of: 1950, 1951, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975

(4) Major League Baseball: 1943 (T. Williams cover), 1945, 1949, 1950

(2) Baseball Register: 1944, 1960

(4) Hardback nooks: 1.) Catching by Malcolm Child with dust jacket, 2.) Secrets of Pitching by Ewell Blackwell, 3.) & 4.) (2) A Handy Illustrated Guide to Baseball edited by Sam Nisenson

(3) Assorted Guides: 1.) 1956 Baseball Almanac, 2.) 1968 BASEBALL’S One for the Book, 3.) 1972 The complete Handbook of baseball

(6) Assorted 1940s-1950s booklets: 1.) 1942 Official Baseball Rules, 2.) Stan Musial’s “How the Majors Play Baseball, 3.) How to Play Baseball by Ethan Allen (EX), 4.) Play Ball Son! By Bert V. Dunne (pen marks), 5.) & 6.) (2) 1958 Baseball Schedule & Record Book

(10) 1930s-1960s Life Magazine: average (VG to EX) including (9) with back cover ads featuring: Barber, J. DiMaggio/Case/Waters, Gehrig, Gifford, Larsen, Mantle/Olsen/Boros/Betz, Parnell/Pollet/Lemon/Raschi, Sarazen/Wosham, T. Williams, twenty different baseball players with Ashburn, Berra and Spahn; and a 10/22/45 issue with front cover photo of “Ohio State’s Star Halfback”

(11) 1930s-1960s Assorted magazines with baseball player photo covers or interior advertising average (GD to VG) with 8/58 Ebony with Aaron ad on back and (2) Boys’ Life with 3/66 Mays front cover and 3/68 Clemente front cover

(5) Philadelphia Inquirer: newspaper supplement guides average (VG-EX) with: 1946 Ennis cover; 1950 World Series cover; 1950 argument cover; 1953 art cover; 1954 team logos cover

(340+) 1910s-Modern assorted advertisements from various magazines and newspaper average (VG to EX-MT) including numerous vintage Wheaties ads

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