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SIGNED BY FORTY HALL OF FAME BASEBALL PLAYERS

(BASEBALL). Baseball Hall of Fame 50th Anniversary. New York, 1988.

First edition of this generously illustrated collection of essays celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Baseball Hall of Fame, signed on the half title and title pages by 40 Hall of Famers, including Hank Aaron, Whitey Ford, Johnny Bench, Willie Stargell, Bob Feller, Yogi Berra, Brooks Robinson, Stan Musial, Duke Snider and Willie Mays. $7500.

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WITH 175 SIGNATURES OF YANKEES PLAYERS, MANY SIGNING MULTIPLE TIMES, INCLUDING YOGI BERRA, PHIL RIZZUTO, HANK BAUER, CATFISH HUNTER, DON MATTINGLY, AND MANY MORE

(BERRA, Yogi, RIZZUTO, Phil et al.) HONIG, Donald. New York Yankees. New York, 1987.

First revised edition of Honig’s profusely illustrated history of the New York Yankees, with 175 signatures of Yankees players—many signing multiple times—including numerous Hall of Famers. $7000.

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SIGNED BY 65BASEBALL PLAYERS

DIMAGGIO, Joe; HONIG, Donald. The New York Yankees. New York, 1981.

First edition of Honig's profusely illustrated history of the New York Yankees, signed by 65 baseball players including Joe DiMaggio, Whitey Ford, Catfish Hunter, Dave Righetti, Sparky Lyle, and many more. $5500.

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BABE RUTH’S ADVICE ON PLAYING THE GAME, WITH SCARCE DUST JACKET

RUTH, Babe. Babe Ruth's Own Book of Baseball. New York, 1928.

First trade edition of Babe Ruth’s impressions of the American pastime and its strategic play, with frontispiece portrait and 30 candid photographs, in scarce original dust jacket. $4200.

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CASEY AT THE BAT—"THE BEST BASEBALL POEM EVER WRITTEN"

THAYER, Ernest. Casey at the Bat. Chicago, 1912.

First separate edition in boards, and the first edition to be illustrated, of Thayer's baseball classic, "a metaphor for all of baseball," wonderfully illustrated with 13 full-page color illustrations, an exceptional copy in bright original cloth. $3500.

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SPALDING’S HISTORY OF BASEBALL

SPALDING, Albert G. America's National Game. New York, 1911.

First edition of this essential baseball history, with over 100 full-page illustrations and four fold-out plates (two printed on both sides), including panoramic views of the Polo Grounds, Shibe Park, Comiskey Park and Forbes Field. $3200.

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THE BROOKLYN DODGERS, 1981, SIGNED BY 17 BALLPLAYERS

HONIG, Donald. The Brooklyn Dodgers. New York, 1981.

First edition of this richly illustrated tribute to the Brooklyn Dodgers, signed by 17 ballplayers, including all-time Dodger greats Duke Snider, Pee Wee Reese, Carl Erskine, Johnny Podres, Carl Furillo and Clem Labine. $2400.

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INSCRIBED BY THE DEAN OF AMERICAN SPORT WRITERS

SPINK, Alfred H. One Thousand Sport Stories. Chicago, 1921.

First edition of this collection of sporting stories—the first volume of three published—richly illustrated with photographs throughout, inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the front flyleaf: "To Miss Ida Miller with the kindest and best wishes of the author, A.H. Spink. Chicago, April 10, 1921." $1500.

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GREAT MOMENTS IN BASEBALL, INSCRIBED BY METS LEGEND TOM SEAVER

SEAVER, Tom. Great Moments in Baseball. New York, 1992.

First edition of the Hall of Famer's unique tribute to baseball, featuring Seavier's insights into 51 World Series and its legendary players, inscribed on the half title by him, "To L— Tom Seaver." $750.

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“THE LAST ORIGINAL BASEBALL SEASON”

DIMAGGIO, Dom and GILBERT, Bill. Real Grass, Real Heroes. New York, 1990.

First edition of this first-hand account of this “unique season” (Ted Williams), with 16 pages of photographs, signed on the half title by Ted Williams, Dom DiMaggio, and Bill Gilbert. $600.

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INSCRIBED BY BOSTON SPORTSWRITER HERB CREHAN, RED SOX MANAGER JOE MORGAN, AND FOUR 1967 RED SOX WORLD SERIES PLAYERS

(MORGAN, Joe) CREHAN, Herbert F. Lightning in a Bottle. Boston, 1992.

First edition, presentation copy, of this history of the remarkable 1967 Red Sox, inscribed by the author, veteran Boston sportswriter Herb Crehan: "To Frank—1967 was a very special year. I hope this brings a great year to life for you! All best wishes, Herb Crehan. 6.21.92. Go Sox in 92!!"; boldly inscribed by the Red Sox manager: "To Frank, Best to You, Joe Morgan" above the signature of relief pitcher Bob Stanley; additionally signed above their team pictures by catcher Russ Gibson and pitcher Gary Bell; and signed on a rear blank by pitcher Jose Santiago. $350.

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