The amassed lot contains (130+) various sports publications consisting of (96) books from the 1950s through the 1990s. The grouping includes (67) hard-back books, (54) of which display the original dust jackets, rounded out by (35) assorted magazines that are mostly modern hobby guides. While a fair to moderate percentage are ex-library issues, these books generally display very well with several bold dust jackets, catchy titles and a strong percentage of 1st edition issues, along with a handful of early Sporting News “Who's Best” books from the late 1950s. For a more complete list, please visit our website. Due to the size and volume of this collection, shipping may be substantial. Local pickup in Silver Spring, MD is encouraged.
Some notable soft-back examples include American League Red Books from 1957 and 1958, a 1959 Who’s Best in Sports and Sporting News Baseball Guides/Registers from 1959, 1968, 1971 and 1974. Modern keys include The Season of Glory (Houk), Cal on Cal (Ripken), 1982 Baseball Encyclopedia, 1985 The Mick, 1985 I Never Played the Game by Cosell and 1991 Best of Sports Illustrated. Highlighted ex-library hardbacks (with dust jackets unless otherwise noted) include (2) 1959 Babe Ruth: Baseball Boy, The Way it Is (Flood), Willie’s Time (Mays), Roy Campanella Man of Courage (no dust jacket), Fisk of Fenway, Fred Lynn Young Star, Johnny Bench King of Catchers, My Life in Baseball (F. Robinson) and Jackie’s Little League Baseball Book (J. Robinson). The remaining books range from the 1950s to current day, with a concentration seemingly of 1970s baseball. Any baseball buff looking for an instant overhaul to their book collection will see this as an ideal lot.