Array of 19th & 20th Century Professional Sports Publications and Posters (6, plus 9 paper posters)
Fascinating trove of classic books, booklets, and small paper posters. Includes publications and Topps paper posters. 1) "How I Bat", by Jimmie Foxx. A 1933 booklet from Bill Cunningham's Sports Series. Jimmie Foxx gives numerous tips on batting with plenty of examples. Lots of photos and diagrams. Some small stains and some wrinkling. 2) Charming "Spalding's Official Athletic Library Base Ball 1896". (4.25x6.25") 215+ pages. Wondeful guide with loads of statistics on Major league Baseball, the minor leagues, and a great section on college baseball, featuring statistics and even box scores on Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Amherst, etc. 3). Shows wear, some small tears, mostly on corners of cover. 3) "1938 Spalding's Official Intercollegiate Football Guide". Gives a wonderful peek into the statistics, rules, players and coaches of the time. Many photos of teams. 200 pages. Some bending, wrinkling on corners, otherwise satisfactory condition. 4) Circa early 1900s. Spalding's Athletic Library "How To Play Basket Ball". 104 page booklet. Written by G.N. Messer, an aquaintance of Dr. James Naismith, the inventor of basketball! Full of instruction on bth playing and coaching. Many vintage photos. Shows wear. A few stains and the spin has been tapped. 5) 1965 Baseball Rules, published by Major League Baseball. All the rules and the 1965 schedules in a pocket sized edition. Good condition. 6) 1968 Baseball Rules published by Major League Baseball. All the rules and 1968 schedules in a pocket-sized guide. Good condition. 7) Circa 1968 Topps card posters, all 9.5x18.5": Roberto Clemente, named as "Bob", Mickey Mantle, listed as a first baseman, Don Drysdale, small tear. All at 5x7": Joe Morgan, Matty Alou, Ron Santo, Felipe Alou, Juan Marichal, and Joe Pepitone.
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