10 “Major League Baseball” Annuals by Whitman/Dell, 1942-53.
Lot 484. 10 “Major League Baseball” Annuals by Whitman/Dell, 1942-53. 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 1942 issue, with Ted Williams on the cover, also has writing on the cover and otherwise is vg. Here is a list of the other issues: 1943, Williams cover, g+ to vg; 1944, Stan Musial drawing, ex; 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+ to ex; 1948, Williams on the front, Doris Sams on the back, faded, vg; 1950, Joe Page cover, vg+; 1951, Phil Rizzuto cover, ex; and 1953, Robin Roberts front cover, Mickey Mantle on the back, vg-ex. The pages in these publications generally are ex-m or better. Winning Bid $20.