1920s to 1950s Baseball Magazine Collection (354 Issues)

Sold For: $840

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1628

Item Year: 1920

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Collection of 354 issues of Baseball Magazine, which includes 106 duplicates, spanning the years 1921 to 1965. For over fifty years, beginning in 1908, Baseball Magazine was the voice of the National Pastime, documenting every nuance of the game and its history in word and photographs. Today, Baseball Magazine is no longer published, but old issues open a window to history that is unrivaled, providing information and photos that often can be found nowhere else. Its research value aside, collectors have always prized the magazine for the tremendous display value of its classic covers. The issues offered here are no exception! While many of the early, pre-1940 cover illustrations are generic in nature, the overwhelming majority of the covers for the later issues feature photos of future Hall of Famers, either alone or with other players. Condition ranges from Poor to Excellent, averaging Very Good. The substantial size/weight of this item requires that there will be a shipping charge for this lot (which will vary depending upon where it is being shipped). The shipping charge will be billed separately from the auction invoice.

The magazines offered here, by year (with number of duplicates duly noted), are as follows:

1921 (1) - April
1922 (1) - June
1923 (1) - January
1924 (2) – March and July
1925 (1) - April
1926 (4) – February, and September-November
1927 (3) – April, June, and December
1928 (4) – January, June, October, and November
1929 (4) – June, July, September, and October
1930 (2) – October and November
1931 (3) – January, March, and November
1933 (3) – January, February, and September
1934 (3) – January, August, and November
1935 (7) – February, March, May, July (2), August, and September
1936 (6) – February, May-July, September, and November
1937 (15) – January-April, May (2), June (2), July, August (2), October (2), and December (2)
1938 (9) – February (2), March, April, June-August, October, and November
1939 (17) – Complete year (duplicates of January, February, June, August, and December)
1940 (14) – Complete year (duplicates of September and November)
1941 (14) – Complete year (duplicates of April and June)
1942 (13) – Complete year (duplicate April)
1943 (11) – January and March-December
1944 (18) – Complete year (duplicates of January, February, August, October-December)
1945 (19) – Complete year (duplicates of February, March, May-August, and November)
1946 (20) – January-April and June-December (duplicates of February, March, April [2], August, September [2], November, and December)
1947 (20) – Complete year (duplicates of April, July [2], September [2], October, and December [2])
1948 (24) – Complete year (duplicates of January, February [2], April [2], May, June [2], July, August, November, and December)
1949 (25) – Complete year (duplicates of January, February [2], March [3], April, June, July, September, October, and December [2])
1950 (21) – January-September, November, and December (duplicates of January, February, May [2], June [2], August, September, and November [2])
1951 (19) January-July, and September-December (duplicates of January, February [2], March, July, September, and October [2])
1952 (18) – January, March-June, July/August issue, September-November, November/December issue (same cover and content as November dated issue)(duplicates of January, July/August issue [2], September [2], and October [3], November/December issue)
1953 (15) – Spring, May-November (duplicates of Spring [3], May [2], June, and August)
1954 (1) - September
1955 (4) – March and May-July
1956 (7) - May-August and October (duplicates of May and August)
1957 (3) – May (2) and September
1964 (1) - November
1965 (1) - February
Reserve $500. Estimate (open).


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