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7 Books, 1 on Football, and the Premier Issue of SABR’s “The National Pastime.”

Lot 374. 7 Books, 1 on Football, and the Premier Issue of SABR’s “The National Pastime.” Two publications are from SABR, the Society for American Baseball Research: “The National Pastime: A Review of Baseball History,” Premier Issue, Fall 1992, ex, and “Baseball for the Fun of It” by Mark Alvarez et al., 1997, extensively illustrated, ex. The initial issue of “The National Pastime” has articles by Lawrence Ritter, Mark Rucker and Lew Lipset, and Bob Carroll, and articles on Ray Dandridge, Cool Papa Bell, 19th century baseball and many other topics. Red Grange selected the articles for the football book, “My Favorite Football Stories,” 1955 paperback, vg-ex. The book offers one story by Grange and others by such writers as Grantland Rice, Damon Runyon and Knute Rockne on important players and events. Five of the other baseball books are softcovers. The hardback, published without a dust jacket, is “Strange But True Baseball Stories” by Furman Bisher, 1974 printing, vg-ex with a touching inscription on the flyleaf. One book contains 45 perforated baseball cards, nine to a page – “More Little Big Leaguers: Amazing Boyhood Stories of Today’s Baseball Stars” by Bruce Nash and Allan Zullo, ex-m. The cards, which are nm or better, show such stars as Ken Griffey Jr., Kirby Puckett and Don Mattingly as Little League players. Also: “Big-Time Baseball” by Michael H. Hart, 192 pages of entertaining baseball stories with player photos and cartoons, vg with ex pages. Nash and Zullo are also the authors of “The Baseball Hall of Fame,” 1985, ex+ with a price sticker on the front cover. Also, “My Greatest Day in Baseball as told to John P. Carmichael,” 1948 printing, g+ to vg. And “Who Was Harry Steinfeldt & Other Baseball Trivia Questions” by Bert Randolph Sugar, 1976, g-vg. Minimum Bid $20.    

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