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1946-1979 Early Baseball-Card Guide Books and Collector Publications
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $830
Collection of early baseball-card guide books and trade publications spanning the years 1946 to 1979 including many rarities. The highlights of the collection are a number of early publications authored by Jefferson Burdick, who is universally recognized as the "Father of Card Collecting." 1) 1946 soft-cover edition of The American Card Catalog by Jefferson Burdick. Vg, with ink notations from a former owner on the cover and a number of interior pages. 2) 1957 January/February issue of Treasure Magazine, edited by Dean Wilson (hobby legend Lionel Carter is pictured on the cover). Soft cover. 52 pages with illustrations. Ex. 3) 1960 hard-bound edition of The American Card Catalog by Jefferson Burdick. Vg-Ex, with original dust jacket. 4) Circa 1960s Directory of the J. R. Burdick Collection issued by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Soft cover. 26 pages with illustrations. Ex. 5) 1954 The Handbook of Detroit Publishing Co. Post Cards by Jefferson Burdick. Soft cover. 48 pages with illustrations. Vg. 6) 1973 Baseball Cards - Everything You Always Wanted to Know, but Didn't Know Who to Ask by Gar Miller. Soft cover. 20 pages. Ex. 7) 1977 Stirling Sports Card Catalog by John C. Stirling, Jr. Soft cover. 92 pages with illustrations. Vg-Ex. 8) The 1979 Sport Americana Baseball Card Price Guide by Dr. James Beckett and Dennis W. Eckes. Soft cover. 220 pages with illustrations. Vg. 9) The Sports Collectors Directory '79, compiled by Timothy E. Urban. Soft cover. 48 pages. Vg. 10) Twenty-eight different issues of The Sports Exchange spanning the years 1945 to 1950. This was an early hobby paper, printed on newspaper stock, issued monthly. The years represented here, with number of issues for that year (if more than one) listed in parenthesis, are 1945, 1947 (9), 1948 (10), 1949 (7), and 1950. Fr-Gd overall, with toning and chipping to the brittle pages, as well as loose pages, the most common flaws. 11) Eleven different issues of The Sport Hobbyist spanning the years 1959 to 1963. This was an early hobby paper, printed on thin-paper stock, issued bimonthly. The years represented here, with number of issues for that year listed in parenthesis, are 1959 (3), 1960 (4), 1962 (2), and 1963 (2). Vg-Ex overall. 12) Twenty different issues of Sports Scoop spanning the years 1973 and 1974. This was an early hobby paper, printed on newspaper stock (some issues have a glossy cover), issued monthly. The years represented here, with number of issues for that year listed in parenthesis, are 1973 (10) and 1974 (10). Vg-Ex overall. This is a fascinating collection of hobby publications including many that are very rarely seen! Total: 68 different publications. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $830
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