11 Books, Mostly Baseball, with 2 Covering Other Sports as Well.
Lot 373. 11 Books, Mostly Baseball, with 2 Covering Other Sports as Well. The multi-sport books are: 1. “Sports in the Movies” by Ronald Bergan, 1982 softcover apparent first edition, 160 pages, ex-m with a cover price sticker partially removed. The book discusses movies related to sports ranging from auto racing to tennis, including baseball, boxing, cricket, football, horse racing and more. 2. “Pictorial History of American Sports from Colonial Times to the Present” by John Durant and Otto Bettmann, 1952 apparent first edition, 280 illustrated pages, vg, published without a dust jacket. At least 26 sports receive some attention, from auto to yacht racing. The other books focus solely on baseball: 3. “The Pros Say It’s O.K. to Say NO to Drugs!” by Susan Amerikaner, 1986 softcover coloring book, 48 pages with illustrations of 44 baseball players, unused, ex-m. 4. “The Great American Baseball Card Flipping, Trading, and Bubble Gum Book,” Brendan Boyd and Fred Harris, 1973 softcover; a Ted Kluszewski photo on back-to-back pages (119-120) is cut out but present, otherwise vg-ex. 5. “Diamonds Are Forever: Artists and Writers on Baseball” edited by Peter H. Gordon et al., 1987 first edition softcover, ex-m with paintings and other artwork by a broad range of baseball artists. 6. “The Great American Baseball Scrapbook” by A. D. Suehsdorf, 1978 hardback, ex-m+ book, vg+ dust jacket. 7-8. 2 copies, “The Vest-Pocket Encyclopedia of Baseball” by Hy Turkin and S. C. Thompson, 1956 paperback, 320 pages, vg. 9. “The Official History of the National League” edited by Charles Segar, 96-page extensively illustrated hardcover, g-vg book, dust jacket absent. 10. “The Baseball Anthology: 125 Years of Stories, Poems, Articles … and Other Memorabilia” by Joseph Wallace, 1994, g cover, ex-m complete interior, dj missing. 11. Also, “Gene Mack's Hall of Fame Cartoons of Major League Ball Parks” by Gene Mack, 1947, f softcover, covers missing, all 32 pages present, large chip in the lower right corner, all text and illustrations present and complete, small tear on the Shibe Park illustration. Minimum Bid $15.