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1887 to 1941 Reach Baseball Guide Collection (50)
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,204.00
Collection of fifty different Reach baseball guides, dating from 1887 to 1941: 1887 (20% of cover and first two pages torn), 1888 (Gd), 1889 (Gd, no back cover), 1890 (Gd-Vg), 1891(Vg), 1893 (Gd-Vg), 1894 (Gd-Vg), 1896 (no back cover), 1897(Gd-Vg), 1899 (Vg), 1900 (no back cover), 1902 to 1904 (leather bound together as one book), 1905, 1906 (no back cover), 1907, 1908, two 1909 (one has no front cover), 1910, 1911, 1913, 1915 (no back cover), 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921 (no back cover), 1922 (no back cover), 1923 (no back cover), 1924, 1925 (no back cover), 1926, 1927 (no back cover), 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941. These early guides represent one of the best values of all early baseball collectibles. Each has literally hundreds of photos in addition to all information relating to the previous season. This is a very substantial collection including ten extremely rare nineteenth-century Reach baseball guides. Impressive group with some general cover wear, as is usually the case with early guides. Condition ranges from Good to Excellent, with some chipping or minor cover damage to most of the very early guides. The individually listed grades on the pre-1900 editions above refer primarily to the covers. The covers of these early guides are naturally subject to the most wear and are susceptible to tears and chipping. The interior pages tend to be very well protected. The collection is in Very Good condition overall. Total 50 guides. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $2,204.00
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