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Lot # 876 (of 1137)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1880-1941 Spalding Baseball-Guide Collection (56)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $4,740

Collection of fifty-six copies of Spalding's Official Baseball Guide, spanning the years 1880-1941. The issues represented here are 1880 (original covers missing, replaced by replica covers), 1882, 1883 (bound; missing the front cover), 1885, 1886, 1888, 1889, 1890 (bound; missing covers), 1891, 1894-1939, and 1941. It should be noted that the 1919 volume is bound. This is a virtual complete run from 1880 to 1941 (missing only six editions to be complete through these years) and would be a very valuable and rare addition to any advanced baseball library. Fair condition overall, with most displaying numerous cover and page tears. Despite the modest technical condition (which is not uncommon with these early guides), the integrity of these volumes is intact, and they are naturally still great for reading and reference. Total: 56 guides. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $4,740

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