With a concentration from 1930s to the 1970s this vintage publication lot captures the American sports scene for over a half-century. In all there are (109) pieces, featuring magazines such as Life and Look, hard and soft-back books, various guides and digests as well as advertisements, each featuring a sporting legend on the front cover. Issues and books from the 1930s and 1940s show more wear than their 1950s and newer counterparts, though the overwhelming majority remain more than appealing. But a few highlights include 1942 Lou Gehrig: Pride of the Yankees first edition with dust jacket, 1955 Colliers Marciano, 1946 Look Greenberg, 1946 Look Ted Williams, 1955 Look Mays and Life magazines including 1948 Dodger Rookies, 1958 Robinson vs Basilio, 1963 Koufax, 1964 Cassius Clay, 1970 Ali, 1972 Olympic Tragedy and Campanella issues from 1953 (pre-accident) and 1958 (post-accident). The remaining vintage pieces include: (28) Life, (9) digests, (9) softbacks, (6) Look, (3) hardbacks, (2) Colliers, a Saturday Evening Post, (32) advertisements and (5) miscellaneous pieces. Please visit our website for a more complete listing. Due to the size/weight of this lot, shipping may be substantial.
The remaining issues of Life include: Frazier vs Ali, (2) Spitz, (3) Namath, (4) Koosman, Campanella, Lujack, Lilly, Rote, (2) B. Mathias, Hogan, Drysdale, Doak Walker, 1972 Super Bowl and Yastrzemski amongst others.
The remaining issues Look include: Campanella, Brooklyn Dodgers (A 50-Year Album), Lujack, Ted Williams, Feller and Gary Cooper as Lou Gehrig.
The two issues of Colliers include a 1951 Bill McColl and 1952 Durocher.
The single issue of the Saturday Evening Post is 1963 Durocher.
The issues of Golf Digest include: Venturi, Snead, Souchak, Patton, Harney, Mayer, Ford, Palmer and Hogan.
The remaining hardbacks include: 1948 Tricks in Passing by Paul Christman (no jacket issued), 1949 Lou Gehrig by Van Riper (first edition, ex-library book, jno dust jacket) and 1974 Third Base is My Home by Brooks Robinson (first edition with just jacket).
The remaining softbacks include: 1946 Lucky to be a Yankee by Joe DiMaggio (off-grade) and 1948 The Babe Ruth Story amongst others.
Miscellanoues items include: 1983 Orioles media guide, 1983 Mets media guide, a 1961 AL/NL functioning stat wheel, a 1950s issue of Sports Thrills with Robinson, Reese and Campanella on the cover and a 1966 Time featuring Marichal.
The vintage advertisements include: (2) J. DiMaggio, Ashburn, S. Snead, D. Dean, (2) Babe Ruth, Hubbell, Campanella, Rizzuto, Berra and Musial amongst others.