Lot 485. 16 “Sporting News Baseball Guides." “The Sporting News” issued the first of its guides in 1942. The 1942 “Official Baseball Record Book” grades poor, with the covers and some pages missing. Pages 7 through 508 are present. The 1943 “Baseball Guide and Record Book” is almost complete, missing the covers and one-half of the final page. Technically poor with most pages vg+ to ex. Here is the list of the other guides: 1944, Willard Mullin artwork on the cover, f-g with about 10% of the cover missing. 1945, Marty Marion taped front cover, back cover missing, f, better interior. 1948, Ewell Blackwell cover, vg. 1961, 480 pages, ex. 1964, 448 pages, vg+ to ex. 1966, cover with Sandy Koufax, Zoilo Versalles and Willie Mays, vg-ex. 1968, g-vg covers, 528 generally ex pages. 1970, Harmon Killebrew and Will McCovey cover, vg with writing on the front cover. 1975, 576 pages, vg-ex. 1977, Palmer, Munson, two others on the cover, ex. 1982, Tom Seaver cover, vg. 1986 vg (price sticker on front cover). 1988, Andre Dawson cover, 528 pages, ex. And 1992, ex+. Minimum Bid $20.