Lot 80. Jan Beliveau Autograph on the Cover of the Jan. 23, 1956 Issue of “Sports Illustrated.” The magazine describes 24-year-old Beliveau as “one of those rare skating phenomenons which turn up on the hockey scene once in a decade” and presents seven pages, four filled with photos, on the Montreal Canadiens, the NHL’s best team. During his Hall of Fame career, Beliveau played on 10 championship teams for Montreal and was a six-time first-team All-Star. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1972. He died in 2014. His signature on the magazine cover is mint 9, and magazine is vg-ex. Authenticated by Kevin Keating.
Winning Bid $35
Lot 81. Gordie Howe Autographed Color Eaton’s Photo Premium. In 1998, “The Hockey News” listed Howe as the third greatest NHL player of all time. When he retired, he held the NHL record for goals, assists and total points. The 8” x 10” premium from the Canadian retailer has several creases within the photo itself and three pin holes in the top border. The signature is nm-m 8 to mint 9. Howe died in 2016.
Winning Bid $35
Lot 82. Bobby Hull Autographed 7.75” x 11.75” B&W Photo. Regarded as one of hockey’s all-time best players. Dubbed “The Golden Jet,” he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983. When he retired, he was second in the NHL in all-time goals scored and ninth in points. His slap shot was once measured at 118 miles per hour. His autograph is gem mint 10. The photo has a wide border around it, and the paper it’s printed on measures 11.75” x 14.”
Winning Bid $25
Lot 562. 10 Vintage Guides or Books on Track and Field, Hockey, Golf, Tennis and Running. These publications are softcovers unless otherwise noted. One of the scarcer publications is “How to Sprint” edited by Archie Hahn. This 246-page 1929 softcover is from “Spalding’s Athletic Library.” One of the best sprinters of the 20th century, Hahn won gold medals in three events at the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis. The book has photos of various sprinters. Vg-ex with a name written on the front cover. The “1915 Spalding’s Official Athletic Almanac” has more than 200 pages on track and field competition, swimming and boxing. It is illustrated with photos and contains information on intercollegiate and international events. No covers, vg-ex pages, content complete. Also: “The Track Events and Analysis of Correct Form,” Maj. John L. Griffith and “Potsy” Clark, 1923, from the Wilson Athletic Library, 64 pages, vg; “Constitution, By-Laws and Laws of Athletics, Inter-Collegiate Association, Amateur Athletes America,” 1902, no covers, 64 vg pages; and “The Olympic Discus: A Story of Ancient Greece,” Jan Parandowski, 1964 edition softcover, vg-ex. HOCKEY is represented by the “1952 Official Hockey Guide of the Amate4ur Hockey Association of the United States,” 262 pages with photos of many youth teams, vg. GOLF’s entry is the 1949 “Official Golf Guide,” a 256-page hardback edited by Fred Corcoran and published by A. S. Barnes & Company. Golfer of the Year Ben Hogan is on the front cover of the guide, which is vg+. Two LAWN TENNIS annuals are part of this collection, Spalding’s offering for 1919, f-g, and Wright & Ditson’s for 1934, vg. Top players are pictured in each guide. Finally, this group includes “The Complete Runner.” 1978 “from the editors of ‘Runner’s World’ magazine,” 392 pages, ex.
Winning Bid $40
Lot 565. 18 Sports Books – Jesse Owens, Grantland Rice, Barnes Sports Library, Etc. . Eleven hardback books are from the Barnes Sports Library. Two deal with football, one with hockey, six with basketball, and one each with swimming and bowling. Among the highlights is Jesse Owens’ 1978 “Jesse: A Spiritual Autobiography,” in which “the Olympic star tells how he found God.” First edition, near fine hardback with a 1/8” line of very slight fading at the bottom of the front cover; vg dust jacket with rubbing on the back and some fading along the spine. A religious perspective prevails also in “Winning,” a 1990 first edition from Rosey Grier and Kathi Mills. Thirty-eight athletes, from Mike Barber through John Wooden, and including Tom Landry, Meadowlark Lemon, Pete Maravich, Anthony Munoz, Jo Jo Starbuck and Reggie White, offer their thoughts on achieving victory in sports and life. Fine book, near fine dust jacket. In “The Tumult and the Shouting,” influential sportswriter Grantland Rice offers insights about Ty Cobb, Bobby Jones, Jack Dempsey, Bill Tilden, Knute Rockne, Jim Thorpe, Babe Didrikson and other athletes. The 1954 fifth printing is vg; the dust jacket is missing. Four softcover books, each written by a top star, focus on tennis. All are 1975 or 1976 reprints: “Tennis” by Pancho Gonzales; “How to Play Better Tennis” by Bill Tilden; “Tennis to Win” by Billie Jean King, and “Tennis Doubles: Tactics & Formations” by Paul Metzler. Each book is near fine in a vg slipcase. All of the Barnes Sports Library books are hardbacks without dust jackets unless otherwise noted. On FOOTBALL: “Football,” W. Glenn Killinger, 1939, near fine book, heavily damaged dust jacket. And “Football Techniques Illustrated,” Jim Moore and Tyler Micoleau, 1931, near fine first edition, 0.5” light stain on the front cover. BASKETBALL: Four of the six books are by Clair Bee, who led Long Island University at Brooklyn to unbeaten seasons in 1936 and 1939 and to National Invitation Tournament championships in 1939 and 1941. Bee’s books are: “The Science of Coaching,” vg+; “Man-to-Man Defense and Attack,” 1942, vg+, writing inside front cover; “Zone Defense and Attack,” 1942, vg, stain on the back cover; and “Drills and Fundamentals,” 1942, vg+ book with a name inside the front cover, g dust jacket. The two other basketball books are: “Basketball Illustrated,” Howard A. Hobson, 1948, vg, and “Basketball,” Charles C. Murphy, 1946, complete, f+ to g. HOCKEY: “Ice Hockey,” Eddie Jeremiah, 1942 first edition, vg+. BOWLING: “Bowling for All,” Joe Falcaro and Murray Goodman, 1957, g+. SWIMMING: “Swimming,” by Robert J. H. Kiphurth, 1942, vg. If your sports interests are diverse, these books will provide many hours of education and entertainment!
Winning Bid $25
Lot 570. 1975 Sugar Daddy All-Stars Series No. 2 Display Box. This box once held cards from a set of 25 football, hockey and basketball players, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim Plunkett and Phil Esposito. A price of 10 cents has been neatly written on the front panel. The box is complete and separated at two seams. There is some staining, a moderate amount of creasing and a 1” inoffensive edge tear on the back panel.
Winning Bid $45
Lot 571. 43 Different Issues of “The Sporting News” 1986-1990. The issues are generally ex with a mailing label. The list follows, with key sports figures and special issues identified. 1986: 3/10 Hershel Walker, Doug Flutie, 6/30 George Steinbrenner, Len Bias, 9/29 Roger Clemens, 10/13 World Series issue, 10/27 Mike Schmidt, 11/3 World Series coverage, 11/11 Basketball Special and 11/17 Lawrence Taylor. 1987: 1/19 Super Bowl Preview, 2/2 Giants Win Super Bowl, 2/9 Mike Tyson, 4/13 Baseball Special, 4/27 Magic Johnson, 5/11 Andre Dawson, 8/10 Misleading Baseball Statistics, 9/14, 9/21, 10/19 World Series issue, 10/26 Bo Jackson, 11/16 Eddie Murray, Martina Navratilova, 11/23 Walter Payton and 12/14. 1988: 2/22 Mario Lemieux,, Charles Barkley, 4/11 Baseball Special, 5/16 Mark McGwire, 6/6 Nolan Ryan, 7/11 Baseball Cards and 10/17 Wade Boggs. 1989: 4/10 Ken Griffey Jr. & Sr., 4/24 Pete Rose Banned from Baseball, 5/1 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 5/22 Tommy John, 6/19 (150 Years of Baseball issue, cover photos of Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Josh Gibson, Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Ted Williams and many others), 8/21 Nolan Ryan, 9/4 Pete Rose and 10/16 Ryne Sandberg. 1990: 4/30 Kirby Puckett and Kent Hrbek, 7/16 Lyle Alzado, 7/23 Bert Blyleven, 7/30 Dave Parker, 8/6 Darryl Strawberry, 10/22 Dennis Eckersley and 10/29 Reds celebrate World Series win.
Winning Bid $35