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42 Issues of “The Sporting News,” 1948-86, and 2 Other Tabloids.

Lot 252. 42 Issues of “The Sporting News,” 1948-86, and 2 Other Tabloids. Baseball is the cover subject of all but a few issues. Willard Mullin artwork adorns the front page of seven editions. Here is a list of the dates and cover subjects: 1948: April 14, Pete Reiser. June 16, Art Houtteman; Ford Frick on “cussing” by players. June 30, Bob Lemon. Two punch holes through each 1948 issue; otherwise, vg+. 1949: Aug. 3, Stan Musial, g. 1950: March 22, Joe DiMaggio, two punch holes, f. July 12, liveliness of baseballs, g-vg. 1954: July 28, vg+. 1955: June 29, vg+. 1962: July 28, All-Star Game, vg-ex. 1967: Oct. 14, Carl Yastrzemski, vg+. Oct. 21, Jim Lonborg, vg+. 1971: Oct. 30, Roberto Clemente, great full-cover photo, ex-m. 1972: Oct. 7, Joe Namath, full-cover illustration, ex-m. 1975: Jan. 4, Lou Brock, TSN “Man of the Year,” ex+. 1978: July 8, Orioles pitchers, ex+. 1979: Aug. 25, Dave Kingman and Mike Schmidt, incomplete, p. Sept. 1, Walter Payton, ex. Sept. 22, Lou Brock, vg+ to ex. 1980: April 12, Baseball preview, Dave Winfield and Make Flanagan. April 26, George Brett. June 21, Steve Carlton. July 12, Steve Garvey. Aug. 2, Reggie Jackson. Sept. 20, Brett. Vg-ex to ex-m+. 1981: Jan. 10, George Brett, vg. 1982: June 14, Rickey Henderson. June 28, Carl Yastrzemski. Sept. 27, John Elway. Vg+ to ex+. 1983: March 31, Steve Garvey. April 25, NFL Draft preview, John Elway. May 2, Reggie Jackson. June 6, Steve Carlton. June 20, Rod Carew. Vg-ex. 1984: March 6, Cal Ripken Jr. March 26, Michael Jordan. April 23, Wade Boggs. Vg+ to ex+. 1985: Aug. 12, Tom Seaver, vg+ to ex. 1986: Centennial Issue, cover torn and detached, inside pages ex-m. 1988: May 9, Roger Clemens, Patrick Ewing, Dancer’s Image. May 23, Celtics, Dave Johnson, Michael Jordan. June 6, Nolan Ryan, Doc Gooden, David Robinson. June 13, Michael Spinks, three others. Ex. 1989: May 1, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar retires, two others, ex. Also, “Baseball Weekly,” June 20, 1995, Don Mattingly, Mickey Mantle, ex. And “Baseball Americana,” July 9, 1995, Barry Bonds and Matt Williams, ex. Winning Bid $61.    

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