5 Magazine Covers and 6 Jack Sords Illustrations with Baseball HoFers.
Lot 220. 5 Magazine Covers and 6 Jack Sords Illustrations with Baseball HoFers. The magazine covers are from “Time”: Lefty Gomez, July 9, 1934; Dizzy Dean, April 15, 1935; Roy Campanella, Aug. 8, 1955, and Robin Roberts, May 28, 1956. The fifth cover is from “Newsweek, Oct. 10, 1938, and pictures New York Yankees manager Joe McCarthy and Chicago Cubs manager-catcher Gabby Hartnett for a World Series article. The Campanella and McCarthy covers have mailing labels, and the label has been removed from the Roberts cover. The Gomez, Dean and Roberts covers have library stamps. These conditions aside, the Gomez and Roberts covers generally have an ex appearance; McCarthy, vg + to ex; Dean, vg+, and Campanella, g+ to vg. This collection also includes the cover of the April 20, 1935 issue of “Liberty” magazine. Titled “Spirit of Spring,” it has a Lee Brown caricature illustration of a baseball player. The cover has a 1” tear at the top and otherwise is ex. Jack Sords, the creator of newspaper artwork, was a popular and prolific sports cartoonist. His illustrations, clipped from newspapers, range from 3 ¾” x 6” to 6” x 7”. The subjects are Grover Alexander, Joe DiMaggio, Lefty Gomez, Walter Johnson, Bill Terry and Paul Waner. Two from the Central Press Association are dated 1932. The four others, although undated, are from the 1930s. They generally are vg-ex and ex. The Alexander, DiMaggio and Johnson illustrations, which are tightly trimmed, lack the Sords header and headline. The collection also includes a two-page article on Christy Mathewson from the Jan. 15, 1921 “Literary Digest,” ex. Minimum Bid $20.