Lot 559. Baseball Grab Bag with Football, Basketball Too! - 1947 W.S. Ticket Stub, Autographs, Etc. This collection includes a Mets 1963 yearbook, an Al Kaline autograph, a football autograph and several basketball cards. Here is the list: 1. Ticket stub for 1947 World Series Game 2, Dodgers vs. Yankees at Yankee Stadium, g-vg. 2. 1963 New York Mets program introducing the Mets’ mascot, vg+ with writing one the schedule inside. 3. 1984 Baseball Hall of Fame yearbook, induction of Drysdale, Killebrew, Aparicio, Reese and Ferrell, vg+ to ex. 4. Al Kaline signed 8” x 10.75” color magazine photo, nm-m 8 autograph. 5. Autograph of Pittsburgh, Boston and Brooklyn outfielder Jim Russell (died 1987) on a section of paper, nm 7. 6. Cliff Floyd autograph, 2001 All-Star, large nm-m 8 to mint 9 signature. 7. Autograph of Yale Lary, Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive back, mint 9 on an unlined index card. 8. 1976-77 Topps basketball card, #93 Cunningham, vg. 9. 1988-89 Fleer basketball card #11 McHale, nm. And 10. 1990-91 Hoops basketball #317 Riley, ex-m+. Kevin Keating authenticated the autographs.
Winning Bid $102
Lot 560. 33 1905-11 Issues of “Tip Top Weekly” with Dick and Frank Merriwell Stories. Burt L. Standish was the penname for William George Gilbert Patten, the author of these highly popular early 20th century adventure stories. The Merriwell brothers became cultural icons. Their stories appeared in “Tip Top Weekly,” which identified itself as “An Ideal Publication for the American Youth.” Street and Smith published the weekly, which was printed on newspaper stock. The issues are: 1905: #460, 486, 491 and 494. 1906: #516, 531, 534, 536, 549 and 552. 1907: #568, 576, 578, 582, 587, 589, 597, 599 and 610. 1908: #612 and 629. 1909: #670. 1910: #720, 740, 741, 745, 753, 754 and 758. 1911: 774, 789, 790 and 794. These issues average vg. Each cover has an excellent color illustration. The Nov. 10, 1906 issue has a football cover with the story “Dick Merriwell, Halfback.” The Dec. 21, 1907 cover also has a sports theme.
Winning Bid $75
Lot 561. 14 College or Other School Yearbooks, 1906-38 – Nebraska, Maryland, Johns Hopkins, Etc. Nine of these yearbooks are from the 1920s or earlier. Generally, they have leather or leather-like covers and contain information on faculty and students, including photos of senior class members. Some may have autographs or names added next to individual photos. Most present excellent period artwork. For sports collectors, the 1938 University of Nebraska yearbook devotes 11 pages to football and three to basketball. With a record of 6-1-2, the 1937 Cornhuskers, covered in the 1938 yearbook, finished 11th in the Associated Press poll. Their only loss, by a 13-7 score, was on the road to the University of Pittsburgh, AP’s national champion. Vg-ex with better pages. Additional significant sports content is in three yearbooks, for 1918, 1919 and 1920, from Maryland State College, which became the University of Maryland in 1921. The 1918 yearbook, g-vg, has 14 football pages, four baseball and four basketball; 1919, vg+, six football pages, five basketball and four baseball; and 1920, vg, 20 pages on football and 16 on baseball. These editions are well illustrated. The other yearbooks are: 1906 Johns Hopkins, vg-ex, three pages on football and four on baseball; 1912 National University Law School, yearbook titled “Stare Decisis,” soft leather covers that show corner damage, ex-m pages; 1915 Georgetown University, missing covers and some pages at front and back, 12 pages on 1911-14 football, seven on 1912-15 baseball and six on 1911-12 to 1914-15 basketball; 1921 Reed College (Portland, OR), softcover, somewhat damaged covers, ex pages; 1923 National University Law School, front cover detached, back cover missing; 1925 Bliss Electrical School, vg+ to ex; 1936-37 Allentown Business College, softcover, ex; 1937 Washington College of Law, vg; and 1947 and 1949 Georgetown University School of Medicine, both ex. The Bliss Electrical School, a private, for-profit school established in 1893, is now part of Montgomery College. During World War II, it was one of six engineering schools chosen by the U.S. Navy to participate in the Electronics Training Program; it graduated more than 3,000 students.
Winning Bid $25
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 563. 1920s-30s Spalding Guides and Posters on Basketball, Volleyball and Baseball for Women. Three guides, from Spalding’s Athletic Library, are the “Official Basket Ball Guide for Women for 1921-22 vg, 1922-23 g+ (covers detached and present) and 1924-25 g-vg. Given the instructions these guides provide, the authors certainly didn’t anticipate the WBA. Each guide has at least 50 pages, and as many as 70. A 1937 publication, from Spalding’s “Athletic Activities for Women and Girls” series, provides instructions for “Outdoor Baseball” and “Volley Ball for Girls and Women.” Vg. In a 3.5” x 4.5” format, a 64-page Spalding supplement to the “Official Outdoor Baseball Guide for Girls and Women” presents “Outdoor Baseball Rules for Girls and Women,” ex-m. A 1923 publication, “Track and Field Athletics for Girls: Instructions for Acquiring Correct Form,” provides 154 pages of information and instruction; vg with a 3” spine split. This publication covers a wide range of track and field events. Four posters of various sizes accompany these publications: “Basketball Technique” (2, one approximately 10” x 13”, and the other, which is illustrated with photos of girls playing basketball, 13” x 26”); “Volley Ball for Girls and Women,” 14.5” x 18”, and “Outdoor Baseball for Girls Rules Chart,” 19.5” x 23.5.” All of these posters have multiple folds, and except for the baseball poster, all have multiple tears along the folds. Five guides, a supplement and four posters.
Winning Bid $68
Lot 564. 1928-29 Draper-Maynard “Official Rules” for Various Sports. This 64-page 4” x 6” publication contains rules for football, basketball, women’s basketball, soccer, volleyball, hockey and indoor baseball. D&M products are liberally promoted, and legendary coach Pop Warner is pictured endorsing the company’s football equipment. G+ to vg with a 3.5” spine split and chips on two corners of the front cover.
Winning Bid $10
Lot 565. 18 Sports Books – Jesse Owens, Grantland Rice, Barnes Sports Library, Etc. . Eleven hardback books are from the Barnes Sports Library. Two deal with football, one with hockey, six with basketball, and one each with swimming and bowling. Among the highlights is Jesse Owens’ 1978 “Jesse: A Spiritual Autobiography,” in which “the Olympic star tells how he found God.” First edition, near fine hardback with a 1/8” line of very slight fading at the bottom of the front cover; vg dust jacket with rubbing on the back and some fading along the spine. A religious perspective prevails also in “Winning,” a 1990 first edition from Rosey Grier and Kathi Mills. Thirty-eight athletes, from Mike Barber through John Wooden, and including Tom Landry, Meadowlark Lemon, Pete Maravich, Anthony Munoz, Jo Jo Starbuck and Reggie White, offer their thoughts on achieving victory in sports and life. Fine book, near fine dust jacket. In “The Tumult and the Shouting,” influential sportswriter Grantland Rice offers insights about Ty Cobb, Bobby Jones, Jack Dempsey, Bill Tilden, Knute Rockne, Jim Thorpe, Babe Didrikson and other athletes. The 1954 fifth printing is vg; the dust jacket is missing. Four softcover books, each written by a top star, focus on tennis. All are 1975 or 1976 reprints: “Tennis” by Pancho Gonzales; “How to Play Better Tennis” by Bill Tilden; “Tennis to Win” by Billie Jean King, and “Tennis Doubles: Tactics & Formations” by Paul Metzler. Each book is near fine in a vg slipcase. All of the Barnes Sports Library books are hardbacks without dust jackets unless otherwise noted. On FOOTBALL: “Football,” W. Glenn Killinger, 1939, near fine book, heavily damaged dust jacket. And “Football Techniques Illustrated,” Jim Moore and Tyler Micoleau, 1931, near fine first edition, 0.5” light stain on the front cover. BASKETBALL: Four of the six books are by Clair Bee, who led Long Island University at Brooklyn to unbeaten seasons in 1936 and 1939 and to National Invitation Tournament championships in 1939 and 1941. Bee’s books are: “The Science of Coaching,” vg+; “Man-to-Man Defense and Attack,” 1942, vg+, writing inside front cover; “Zone Defense and Attack,” 1942, vg, stain on the back cover; and “Drills and Fundamentals,” 1942, vg+ book with a name inside the front cover, g dust jacket. The two other basketball books are: “Basketball Illustrated,” Howard A. Hobson, 1948, vg, and “Basketball,” Charles C. Murphy, 1946, complete, f+ to g. HOCKEY: “Ice Hockey,” Eddie Jeremiah, 1942 first edition, vg+. BOWLING: “Bowling for All,” Joe Falcaro and Murray Goodman, 1957, g+. SWIMMING: “Swimming,” by Robert J. H. Kiphurth, 1942, vg. If your sports interests are diverse, these books will provide many hours of education and entertainment!
Winning Bid $25
Lot 566. 8 Vintage Sports Books for Youth – 5 Football, 2 Track & Field, 1 Baseball. Four of these books, all hardbacks with illustrated covers and without dust jackets, are 1930s pocket-sized 4.5” x 5.25” novels from Saalfield Publishing. The three football books from this publisher are “Stan Kent Captain” by William Heyliger, 1937, illustrated by Louis G. Schroeder, g-vg with the covers connected but separated from the pages and text missing from the spine. “West Point on the Gridiron,” Kennedy Lyons, 1936, illustrated by Charles H. Towne, covers connected and separated from the pages, vg. And “Kelly King at Yale Hall,” Paschal Strong, 1936, illustrated by Robert A. Graeff, g-vg with the text strip along the spine detached but present. The fourth pocket-sized Saalfield book is from the world of track and field, “The Winged Four” by Lyons, 1937, illustrated by Schroeder, vg. These books have illustrated covers. The two other football books, both hardbacks, are the same, “Kickoff!” by Thomas Baldwin, Goldsmith Publishing, one vg with minor writing on the front end-page and one page inside, and the other, g-vg, with a pencil drawing inside the front cover, names on two blank pages, and two punch holes seven leafs. Baldwin also wrote “His Olympic Feat,” from Goldsmith, with track and field as the sport, vg+ book and g+ to vg dust jacket. The book on baseball is a paperback, “The Kid Comes Back,” by John R. Tunis, 1951, vg.
Minimum Bid $25
Lot 568. 6 1954 “Sport” Magazine Issues – Stengel, Klu, Snider and Football Covers. Casey Stengel is on the cover of the March issue as the magazine’s “Man of the Year.” Other top performers of 1953 are pictured inside. Vg+ to ex. Ted Kluszewski is on the cover of the May issue, ex, and Duke Snider, on the Sept. cover, ex. Issues with football players on the covers are from Jan., Eddie LeBaron, vg+; Nov., Larry Morris of Georgia Tech with Stan Musial, Crazylegs Hirsch and Roy Campanella, ex-m, and Dec., Pete Vann, Army quarterback, vg+.
Winning Bid $25
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 570. 1975 Sugar Daddy All-Stars Series No. 2 Display Box. This box once held cards from a set of 25 football, hockey and basketball players, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim Plunkett and Phil Esposito. A price of 10 cents has been neatly written on the front panel. The box is complete and separated at two seams. There is some staining, a moderate amount of creasing and a 1” inoffensive edge tear on the back panel.
Winning Bid $45
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