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1914 to 1951 Baseball Guide and Book Collection (59)

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $1,508.00

Very substantial collection of fifty-nine annually issued baseball guides and publications, spanning the years 1914 to 1951, including many highlights, comprised of titles published by Spalding, The Sporting News and Baseball Magazine. 1) Spalding's Official Base Ball Guide (15): 1914 (Gd-Vg), 1915 (Vg); 1916 (Vg-Ex); 1917 (Vg-Ex); 1921 (Vg); 1922 (Ex); 1924 (Gd, cover detached but present); 1934 (Vg-Ex); 1935 (Dean on cover, Vg-Ex); 1936 (Ex); 1937 (Hubbell on cover, Ex); 1938 (Ex-Mt); 1939 (Vg-Ex); 1940 Vg-Ex); 1941 (Vg-Ex). 2) Spalding's Official Base Ball Record (10): 1910 (Gd-Vg); 1914 (Gd-Vg); 1917 (Gd-Vg); 1918 (Gd, back cover missing); 1919 (Ex); 1920 (Vg); 1921 (Ruth on cover, Vg-Ex); 1922 (Ruth on cover, Ex); 1923 (Ex); 1924 (Ruth on cover, Ex). 3) Who's Who in Baseball (21): 1916 (pencil notations on cover, otherwise Vg); 1919 (Alexander on cover, Vg-Ex); 1921 (Ruth on cover, front cover detached but present, back cover missing, Gd); 1922 (Vg-Ex); 1923 (Vg-Ex); 1926 (Ex-Mt); 1927 (Ex); 1928 (Ex-Mt); 1929 (Ex); 1930 (Vg-Ex); 1931 (Vg-Ex); 1932 (pencil notation on reverse, Ex), 1933 (Ex); 1934 (Ex); 1935 (Dean on cover, VG-Ex); 1936 (Greenberg on cover, Ex); 1937 (Gehrig on cover, Ex); 1938 (Vg-Ex); 1940 (Vg); 1942 (DiMaggio on cover, pencil notation on cover, Vg); 1943 (Williams on cover, Ex). 4) The Sporting News Official Baseball Guide (8): 1943 (Vg); 1946 (Vg-Ex); 1947 (Vg-Ex); 1948 (Ex); 1949 (Vg-Ex); 1950 (Vg-Ex); 1952 (Vg-Ex); 1951 (Ex). 5) The Baseball Bat Bag (4) (published by Baseball Magazine): 1922 (Vg); 1923 (Vg); 1924 (Vg-Ex); 1925 (Vg-Ex). 6) The Little Red Book (1): 1922 (detachable supplement to the 1922 Spalding's Official Baseball Guide, Vg). While these guides are ideal for a baseball library or for research, the covers (many of which picture the greatest stars of the day including Babe Ruth, Dizzy Dean, and Joe DiMaggio) also make them ideal for display. Total: 59 guides. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $1,508.00


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