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1935-1978 Baseball Periodical Lot of (122) With (15) Vintage "Who's Who" Editions

Lot Number 329

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When print media was king, the masses were informed via periodicals through the mail or at the newsstand. This gathering of (122) well preserved editions is headlined by: (15) editions of Who’s Who in the Major Leagues spanning the 1935 through 1952 seasons with (11) hardcover and (4) soft cover editions published by Harold (Speed) Johnson or John Carmichael. This was baseball’s virtual “bible” and (4) of these vintage examples come with their original dust jackets, which is almost unheard of on existing volumes! More on our website.

Who’s Who in the Major Leagues: both hardbound and soft cover editions composed by Harold (Speed) Johnson and Chicago Daily News scribe John Carmichael. Includes: 1935 (hardcover); 1939 (soft cover);l 1940 (soft cover); 1941 (hardcover); 1942 (hardcover); 1943 (soft cover); 1944 (soft cover); 1945 (hardcover with original dust jacket); 1946 (hardcover with original dust jacket); 1947 (hardcover); 1948 (hardcover); 1949 (hardcover); 1950 (hardcover); 1951 (hardcover with original dust jacket); 1952 (hardcover with original dust jacket)

Official Baseball Rules: published by The Sporting News, the (NM) examples include: 1961, 1962, 1967, 1976 and 1979

One For The Book: an uninterrupted run of (23) volumes spanning the 1949-1971 editions. These are undoubtedly the most pristine examples in the hobby, with most showing (EX-MT to NM) presentation quality.

Daguerreo Types of Great Stars of Baseball: published by C.C. Spink and Son, the (EX-MT) annual guides include: (2) 1958 and 1961

Famous Slugger Yearbook: published by Hillerich & Bradsby, the annual guides range from (NM) to (VG-EX) and include: 1932, 1935 (Gehrig, P. Waner on cover), 1936, 1937 (Gehrig, Ott on cover), 1943, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1957 (Aaron and Mantle on cover), 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962 (Maris on cover), 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, (2) 1974, (2) 1975, 1976, (2) 1977 and (3) 1978

Knotty Problems of Baseball: published by The Sporting News, the (NM) editions include: 1958, 1959, 1962 and 1979 (the 1959 and 1962 editions have the identical cover designs composed by famed cartoonist Willard Mullin

The Sporting News Baseball Guide and Record Book: includes: 1948, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1959 and 1963

The Sporting News Batting Averages at a Glance: 1960 and 1962

The Sporting News Ready Reckoner of Base Ball Club Standings: 1948 and 1967

The Sporting News Tareyton Baseball Guide and Record Book: 1959, 1960 and (5) 1962

The Sporting News Baseball Record Book: (145) editions (all NM) spanning the 1972 through 1985 seasons; includes: 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, (2) 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 and 1985.

Miscellaneous:

* 1930s The Great Teams of Baseball published by Charles C. Spink & Son
* 1940 leather-bound “Baseball” record book published by the Commissioner’s Office
* So You Want to Run a Ball Club? 1951 booklet published by Charles C. Spink & Son
* 1967 Batting and Pitching Averages at a Glance published by The Sporting News
* 1877 Playing Rules A.G. Spalding & Bro. reprint edition (date of issue unknown)

 
 
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