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Boxing Autographs, Cards, Books, Publications and Memorabilia

  14 Lots      

Lot 346.  3 Display Panels, Sports and Non-Sport, to Promote 1950-60s Exhibit Cards Baseball, boxing, wrestling and “Hollywood Dancers” are represented in these panels, which were used on the fronts of vending machines that dispensed exhibit cards or were displayed nearby to promote exhibit card sales. As was often the case, these panels consist of exhibit card fronts printed on thin paper stock. A “Baseball Stars” display, approximately 7 ½” x 12 ½”, features brown & white cards of Fox, Kaline, Kuenn and Mathews. Another display, titled “Wrestlers – Prize Fighters” and measuring 12 ½” x 18 ½”, has six wrestlers, including Buddy Rogers, Haystacks Calhoun and “Cowboy” Bob Ellis, and six boxers – Cassius Clay, Sonny Liston, Sugar Ray Robinson, Floyd Patterson, Harold Johnson and Doug Jones. The largest display, 12 ½” x 24 ½” and titled “Hollywood Dancers,” has 12 cards, including Mitzi Gaynor, Marilyn Monroe, Betty Hutton and Debra Paget. These panels are vg and display nicely. The “Dancers” display has an edge chip and tear.
Winning Bid $138     

Lot 562.  10 Vintage Guides or Books on Track and Field, Hockey, Golf, Tennis and Running. These publications are softcovers unless otherwise noted. One of the scarcer publications is “How to Sprint” edited by Archie Hahn. This 246-page 1929 softcover is from “Spalding’s Athletic Library.” One of the best sprinters of the 20th century, Hahn won gold medals in three events at the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis. The book has photos of various sprinters. Vg-ex with a name written on the front cover. The “1915 Spalding’s Official Athletic Almanac” has more than 200 pages on track and field competition, swimming and boxing. It is illustrated with photos and contains information on intercollegiate and international events. No covers, vg-ex pages, content complete. Also: “The Track Events and Analysis of Correct Form,” Maj. John L. Griffith and “Potsy” Clark, 1923, from the Wilson Athletic Library, 64 pages, vg; “Constitution, By-Laws and Laws of Athletics, Inter-Collegiate Association, Amateur Athletes America,” 1902, no covers, 64 vg pages; and “The Olympic Discus: A Story of Ancient Greece,” Jan Parandowski, 1964 edition softcover, vg-ex. HOCKEY is represented by the “1952 Official Hockey Guide of the Amate4ur Hockey Association of the United States,” 262 pages with photos of many youth teams, vg. GOLF’s entry is the 1949 “Official Golf Guide,” a 256-page hardback edited by Fred Corcoran and published by A. S. Barnes & Company. Golfer of the Year Ben Hogan is on the front cover of the guide, which is vg+. Two LAWN TENNIS annuals are part of this collection, Spalding’s offering for 1919, f-g, and Wright & Ditson’s for 1934, vg. Top players are pictured in each guide. Finally, this group includes “The Complete Runner.” 1978 “from the editors of ‘Runner’s World’ magazine,” 392 pages, ex.
Winning Bid $40     

Lot 567.  6 1953 “Sport” Magazine Issues – the “Sport Annual” with a Rocky Marciano Cover, Etc. Marciano is on the cover of the “Annual” with Bob Mathias, Joe Black and Johnny Olszewski, ex. Marciano has the cover of the Jan. issue to himself, ex+. The other issues and cover subjects are: Feb., Bobby Shantz, nm; May, Bob Lemon, vg; June, Hank Sauer, ex+, and Nov., Phil Rizzuto and Johnny Lattner, vg.
Winning Bid $35     

Lot 569.  9 1955 “Sport” Magazines – Marciano as “Man of the Year,” Baseball Covers, Etc. In its March issue, “Sport” recognized Marciano as its top performer of 1954. Other stars of the year are recognized inside, including Willie Mays, Doak Walker, Red Kelly, Pancho Gonzales and Roger Bannister. The cover is ex. Other issues are from: Jan., Pete Pihos cover with four other athletes, vg+; Feb., Al Dark, staple hole, otherwise vg-ex; May, Bobby Thomson, ex; June, Johnny Antonelli, vg; July, Ned Garver, vg+ to ex; Aug., Paul Richards, vg-ex; Sept., Duke Snider, ex, and Nov., Eddie Erdelatz and others, vg.
Winning Bid $30     

Lot 571.  43 Different Issues of “The Sporting News” 1986-1990. The issues are generally ex with a mailing label. The list follows, with key sports figures and special issues identified. 1986: 3/10 Hershel Walker, Doug Flutie, 6/30 George Steinbrenner, Len Bias, 9/29 Roger Clemens, 10/13 World Series issue, 10/27 Mike Schmidt, 11/3 World Series coverage, 11/11 Basketball Special and 11/17 Lawrence Taylor. 1987: 1/19 Super Bowl Preview, 2/2 Giants Win Super Bowl, 2/9 Mike Tyson, 4/13 Baseball Special, 4/27 Magic Johnson, 5/11 Andre Dawson, 8/10 Misleading Baseball Statistics, 9/14, 9/21, 10/19 World Series issue, 10/26 Bo Jackson, 11/16 Eddie Murray, Martina Navratilova, 11/23 Walter Payton and 12/14. 1988: 2/22 Mario Lemieux,, Charles Barkley, 4/11 Baseball Special, 5/16 Mark McGwire, 6/6 Nolan Ryan, 7/11 Baseball Cards and 10/17 Wade Boggs. 1989: 4/10 Ken Griffey Jr. & Sr., 4/24 Pete Rose Banned from Baseball, 5/1 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 5/22 Tommy John, 6/19 (150 Years of Baseball issue, cover photos of Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Josh Gibson, Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Ted Williams and many others), 8/21 Nolan Ryan, 9/4 Pete Rose and 10/16 Ryne Sandberg. 1990: 4/30 Kirby Puckett and Kent Hrbek, 7/16 Lyle Alzado, 7/23 Bert Blyleven, 7/30 Dave Parker, 8/6 Darryl Strawberry, 10/22 Dennis Eckersley and 10/29 Reds celebrate World Series win.
Winning Bid $35     

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