8 “Major League Baseball” Annuals by Whitman/Dell, 1944-53.
Lot 247. 8 “Major League Baseball” Annuals by Whitman/Dell, 1944-53. Whitman Publishing originated this publication in 1937, and Dell took it over in 1949. The issues for 1945-48 are especially collectible because they contain statistics for players in the All American Girls Baseball League, the source of the movie “A League of Their Own.” The 1944 issue, with artwork of Stan Musial on the cover, is g+ to vg. Here is a list of the other issues: 1945, Marty Marion cover, vg; 1946, Hal Newhouser front cover and Connie Wisniewski on the back cover, vg; 1947, Musial front cover, Sophie Kurys on the back, vg with damage to an edge of the back cover; 1948, Ted Williams on the front, Doris Sams on the back, vg; 1950, Joe Page cover, poor, approximately one-third of the pages missing; 1951, Phil Rizzuto cover, vg-ex; and 1953, Robin Roberts front cover, Mickey Mantle on the back, g+ to vg. Winning Bid $25.