Presented is a vast array of sports collectibles, consisting mostly of publications, though a few other flats and signed pieces have been incorporated into the lot. Using 1975 as the vintage to modern buffer, the lot contains (163) vintage publications dating from 1930-1975, (129) modern publications and (8) signed pieces. The vintage pieces are highlighted by a nice lot of (17) Famous Sluggers Yearbooks ranging from 1941 to 1962. For a more detailed listing of the fine publications on the collection, please visit our website.
The lot includes 1941, 1942, 1945, 1948, 1950-52, (2) 1953, 1954 and 1956-58, (10) Converse Basketball Yearbooks from 1954, 1955, 1957, 1958, (2) 1959 and 1960-63, (7) Washington Senators Media Guides from 1958, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1968 and (2) 1971, (20) 1954-63 Sports Illustrated including 1955 Mays/Durocher, Snider, T. Williams, 1956 All-Star Game, Mantle, Martin, and 1963 Koufax and (18) various Sporting News Registers/Guides/Dopes from the 1950s and 1960s. Additional vintage highlights include 1930 Army/N. Dakota football program, 1939 Santa Clara/Texas A&M football program, 1950 Complete Baseball (T. Williams), 1951 Navy/Notre Dame football program, Sport Stars (DiMaggio and J. Robinson), 1952 Braves yearbook, 1953 A’s yearbook, Outside Pitch (J. Robinson), 1954 Washington Senators by Shirley Povich with dust jacket (ex-library book), 1957 Dodgers yearbook, 1963 Sport (Mantle/Berra), 1965 Yankees yearbook, 1969 MLB All-Star Game program, 1983 Michael Jordan’s 1st Sports Illustrated cover (mailing label) and a small handful of LIFE magazines with mailing labels, including Ted Williams from 1938 and 1941, 1950 J. Robinson, 1961 Mantle/Maris, 1963 Koufax and 1965 Mantle. The modern publications include an array trade/hobby guides, as well as Sports Illustrated, highlighted by (16) Jordan covers, (16) Mantle covers and (8) Ryan covers. Sprinkled in are (8) signed pieces, consisting of a 1954 Gonzaga HS Yearbook signed by (3) teachers, 1954 Red Man with Tab Vernon, 1966 Sports Illustrated Joe Morgan, 1987 Ray Dandridge (d.1994) Perez-Steele, Everyone’s A Coach signed by Don Shula and author Blanchard, Hank Aaron 8x10 and a pair of Senators vintage postcards, signed by Vernon and Yost (d.2007). With many other items included, this publication horde is a collection in itself, absolutely loaded with breakdown potential.