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1916 Who's Who in Baseball (Ty Cobb Cover)
Starting Bid - $100.00, Sold For - $592.50
Although a Who's Who in Baseball was published in 1912 by the Baseball Magazine Company, it is the 1916 issue of the same title, featuring Ty Cobb on the cover, that is officially designated as the "First Edition" on the title page. The publishers also make note that beginning with this, the 1916 issue, the book will be published on an annual basis. This small guide (4.75 x 6.25 inches) features the complete yearly statistical records of all the Major League players for their entire professional career (including minor leagues). One interesting caveat listed by the publisher states "As this book was compiled before the declaration of baseball peace, it contains the records of no Federal League players. Pitchers will be found in a separate section of the book." Published by the Baseball Magazine Company, New York, 1916. The book displays two tiny specks of light discoloration on the cover and minor oxidation to the exterior portions of the two binding staples; otherwise in Excellent to Mint condition. Rarely found in such fine condition. Reserve $100. Estimate $300+. SOLD FOR $592.50
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