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[Original Team Portrait Photograph of an African-American Baseball Team]: Grace Presbyterian Base Ball Team Champions Presbyterian Brotherhood League Season 1911

[Original Team Portrait Photograph of an African-American Baseball Team]: Grace Presbyterian Base Ball Team Champions Presbyterian Brotherhood League Season 1911 by WEBB, H.T

[Chicago]: H.T. Webb, 32 S. Clark St, 1911. Near Fine. Mammoth plate silver gelatin portrait photograph. Image size approximat...

$12,000.00
The Babe Ruth Story.

The Babe Ruth Story. by Ruth, Babe

New York: E.P. Dutton, 1948. First edition of Ruth's autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated, pictorial endpapers. S...

$10,500.00
Collection of 8 De Witt's Base-Ball Guides

Collection of 8 De Witt's Base-Ball Guides by (Baseball) Chadwick, Henry

New York: Robert M. De Witt, 1883. First edition. Frontispiece woodcut of ballfield in each number and illustrated with woodcut...

$10,000.00
The Natural

The Natural by MALAMUD, Bernard

New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1952. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Spine a little faded, near fine in the gray bi...

$8,500.00
Base-Ball: How to Become a Player; With the Origin, History, and Expansion of the Game

Base-Ball: How to Become a Player; With the Origin, History, and Expansion of the Game by Ward, John Montgomery

Philadelphia: The Athletic Publishing Company No. 1124 Arch Street, 1888. First edition. Frontispiece portrait. viii, [9]-149 p...

$7,500.00
WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR. THE LIFE STORY OF JACKIE ROBINSON

WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR. THE LIFE STORY OF JACKIE ROBINSON by ROBINSON, Jackie and ROWAN, Carl T

New York: Random House, (1960). First Edition. Hardcover. Slightly cocked, boards slightly warped. Dustwrapper is price-clipped...

$5,625.00
In the Matter of Peter Edward Rose, Manager, Cincinnati Reds Baseball Club: Report to the Commissioner (a.k.a. The Dowd Report)

In the Matter of Peter Edward Rose, Manager, Cincinnati Reds Baseball Club: Report to the Commissioner (a.k.a. The Dowd Report) by DOWD, John M

New York: Office of the Commissioner Major League Baseball, 1989. Near Fine. First edition. Quarto. Plastic comb-bound photo d...

$5,000.00
Only the Ball Was White (Jackie Robinson's Copy)

Only the Ball Was White (Jackie Robinson's Copy) by Robert W. Peterson

Englewood Cliifs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1970. First Edition. Cloth. Collectible; Fine/Fine. An historic, very important A...

$5,000.00
My Baseball Diary

My Baseball Diary by FARRELL, James T

New York: A.S. Barnes, 1957. Very Good/Good. First edition. Early gift inscription dated in 1959, boards a bit soiled, a very ...

$5,000.00
WILSON READY-TO-WEAR (and) MADE-TO-MEASURE BASEBALL UNIFORMS, SEASON 1931

WILSON READY-TO-WEAR (and) MADE-TO-MEASURE BASEBALL UNIFORMS, SEASON 1931 by [BASEBALL]. Wilson-Western Sporting Goods Company

New York, Chicago, San Francisco: Wilson-Western Sporting Goods Company, 1930. First edition. 2 volumes. 8vo. The wrappers are ...

$5,000.00
[College Yearbook]: The 1924 Columbian

[College Yearbook]: The 1924 Columbian by (GEHRIG, Lou). BOOSS, F.C., ed

New York: Senior Class Columbia College, 1924. Very Good. First and only edition. Rubbed with wear at the extremities and hing...

$5,000.00
Cartoon panel commemorating the first Opening Day of Yankee Stadium (April 18, 1923)

Cartoon panel commemorating the first Opening Day of Yankee Stadium (April 18, 1923) by Fisher, Thornton (1888 - 1975)

[New York, 1923. Pen and ink on artist's board, each image captioned; inscribed (ses below), signed ("Thornton Fisher&...

$4,000.00
Typed Letter Signed ("Mickey Mantle")

Typed Letter Signed ("Mickey Mantle") by MANTLE, Mickey

Unbound. Very Good. Quarto. New York Yankees, Inc. stationery, dated July 28, 1953. Folded as mailed, a small section of bleed...

$3,500.00
[Typescript]: The Pages of this Book have to do with The Activities of the Kickapoo Valley Baseball League and that Stellar Player "Slugger" Sutton

[Typescript]: The Pages of this Book have to do with The Activities of the Kickapoo Valley Baseball League and that Stellar Player "Slugger" Sutton by (SUTTON, "Slugger")

[Richland Center, Wisconsin: no publisher, 1938. Softcover. Fine. Typescript. (38)pp., and (3)pp. Black three-ring binder with...

$3,500.00
America's National Game: Historic Facts Concerning the Beginning Evolution, Development and Popularity of Base Ball, with Personal Reminiscences of Its Vicissitudes, Its Victories and Its Votaries

America's National Game: Historic Facts Concerning the Beginning Evolution, Development and Popularity of Base Ball, with Personal Reminiscences of Its Vicissitudes, Its Victories and Its Votaries by Spalding, A. G

New York : American Sports Publishing Company, 1911 Original blue boards, with gilt-lettered and gold-pictorial by Davenport des...

$3,500.00



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