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Lot # 494 (of 873)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1923-1953 Baseball Magazine Collection (136)

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,300.00

For over 50 years Baseball Magazine was the voice of the National Pastime, documenting every nuance of the game and its history in word and photographs. Today, Baseball Magazine is no longer published, but old issues open a window to baseball history that is perhaps unrivaled; and collectors appreciate past issues both for research as well as for the tremendous display value of their classic covers. This very substantial Baseball Magazine collection includes 136 different issues and spans 30 years of baseball history. Seventy-four of the magazines range in grade from Vg-Ex to Ex and 62 issues are in overall Very Good condition. Many feature the game's greatest stars on their covers (we have listed a few particularly significant covers, but the collection includes many, many stars on covers not listed as well). Includes: 1923: One issue. 1924: One issue. 1929: Two issues. 1931: One issue. 1934: Four issues. 1935: Four issues including Apr. w/Gehrig, May w/Ruth, Oct. w/Greenberg, Nov. w/Ruth. 1936: Six issues including Feb. w/Hartnett. 1937: Three issues. 1938: Eight issues including Jan. w/Medwick. 1939: 11 issues including Aug. w/Gehrig, Nov. w/DiMaggio, Dec. w/T. Williams. 1940: Nine issues including Nov. w/1940 Reds. 1941: Nine issues including Aug. w/T. Williams and Nov. w/1941 Yankees. 1942: Eight issues. 1943: Five issues. 1944: Four issues. 1945: Nine issues. 1946: Six issues including Apr. w/McCarthy/Ott/Durocher, Nov. w/Feller, and Dec. w/1946 Cardinals. 1947: Seven issues. 1948: Nine issues. 1949: Seven issues including Jan. w/T. Williams and Sept. w/Stengel. 1950: Six issues. 1951: Five issues including May w/Spahn, June w/Stengel, Sept. w/Hodges, and Dec. w/Cy Young. 1952: Five issues including May w/Ashburn. 1953: Six issues including July w/Mantle (wearing jersey #6). Total 136 different issues. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $2,300.00

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