America's National Game

"THE AMERICAN GAME PAR EXCELLENCE"

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

First edition, presentation copy, of this essential baseball history, warmly inscribed by the author in the year of publication: "To Mr. H.E. Doolittle with my compliments and Christmas Greetings. A.G. Spalding. Point Loma Calif., Dec. 25, 1911." With over 100 full-page illustrations and four fold-out plates (two printed on both sides), including frontispiece and panoramic views of the Polo Grounds, Shibe Park, Comiskey Park and Forbes Field. $8500.

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Program signed [Spingarn Medal award ceremony]

SIGNED BY JACKIE ROBINSON

(ROBINSON, Jackie) NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE. Program signed [Spingarn Medal award ceremony]. New York, 1956.

Original 1956 program from the awarding of the NAACP's prestigious Spingarn Medal, "awarded annually for the highest achievement of an American Negro," signed on the front cover by that year's recipient Jackie Robinson in blue ink. Also signed by television personality and presenter of the award Ed Sullivan, boxer Floyd Patterson, activist and NAACP Executive Secretary Roy Wilkins, and two other attendees. $8500.

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Sweet Seasons

SIGNED BY 53 YANKEES INCLUDING MICKEY MANTLE, DON LARSEN, WHITEY FORD AND YOGI BERRA

FORKER, Don. Sweet Seasons. Dallas, Texas, 1990.

First edition of this history of the Yankees from 1955-64—an incredible span of ten seasons during which they played in the World Series nine times, winning the championship four times (1956, 1958, 1961, 1962)—with 16 pages of photographic images, signed by 53 players from those great Yankee teams including Mickey Mantle, Don Larsen, Bill "Moose" Skowron, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Enos Slaughter, Bobby Shantz, Tommy Byrne, Hank Bauer, Charlie Silvera, Andy Carey, Frank Crosetti, manager Ralph Houk, and many others. $6500.

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National Game

AMONG THE EARLIEST HISTORIES OF PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL, WARMLY INSCRIBED BY ALFRED SPINK

SPINK, Alfred H. The National Game. St. Louis, 1910.

First edition of one of the earliest comprehensive histories of professional baseball, written by a man "familiar with all its curves and tangents," inscribed by the author on the front flyleaf: "To R. J. Stirk, with the very kindest and best wishes of the author, A.H. Spink. Chicago, Feb. 15, 1921." $4800.

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Magazine yearbook signed ["Hispanics in the Major Leagues"]

SIGNED BY 42 FAMOUS LATINO BASEBALL PLAYERS INCLUDING HALL OF FAMERS ROBERTO ALOMAR AND EDGAR MARTINEZ

(BASEBALL). Magazine yearbook signed ["Hispanics in the Major Leagues"]. New York, 1993.

First edition of this bilingual yearbook celebrating Latinos in baseball as of 1993, signed by 42 players including Hall of Famers Roberto Alomar and Edgar Martinez, as well as baseball luminaries Sandy Alomar, Moises Alou, John Candelaria, Julio Franco, Dave Martinez, Rafael Palmiero, Tony Pena, and Ruben Sierra. $4500.

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Newsletter signed ["Pinstripes"]

SIGNED BY 17 NEW YORK YANKEES INCLUDING YOGI BERRA, WHITEY FORD, DON LARSEN, ROBINSON CANO, WADE BOGGS, DON MATTINGLY, RON GUIDRY AND GOOSE GOSSAGE

(BASEBALL) BERRA, Yogi, et al. Newsletter signed ["Pinstripes"]. New York, 1976.

First edition of the April 1976 fan newsletter for the New York Yankees, boldly signed on a view of Yankee Stadium in blue marker by 17 New York Yankees including Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Don Larsen, Robinson Cano, Wade Boggs, Don Mattingly, Ron Guidry, and Goose Gossage. $2700.

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Standing the Gaff

“I WOULD AS SOON BE KILLED ON A BASEBALL FIELD AS ANYWHERE ELSE”

JOHNSON, Harry (“Steamboat”). Standing the Gaff. Nashville, 1935.

First edition of the first book-length life of an umpire, illustrated with five photographs, inscribed, “Best Wishes to Jack Hessen from “Steamboat” Johnson, Umpire, Southern League.” $1100.

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Real Grass, Real Heroes

“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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Magazine cover signed

SIGNED BY YANKEES ROBINSON CANO, JERRY COLEMAN, AND CHIEN-MING WANG

(BASEBALL). Magazine cover signed. New York, 2003.

First edition of the original wrappers (only) for Part 8 of the New York Post's series "The Yankees Century," signed on the front wrapper by Jerry Coleman, Chien-Ming Wang, and Robinson Cano. $450.

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