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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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Wait Till Next Year

INSCRIBED BY JACKIE ROBINSON

ROBINSON, Jackie and ROWAN, Carl T. Wait Till Next Year. New York, 1960.

First edition of Robinson's inside story of overcoming racial antagonism and discrimination in baseball, inscribed by him, "Best wishes Jackie Robinson," along with the signature of his co-author Carl T. Rowan, with 16 pages of black-and-white photographic illustration. $8200.

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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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Rhubarb Patch

SIGNED BY 38 BROOKLYN DODGERS

BARBER, Red and CREAMER, Robert. The Rhubarb Patch. New York, 1954.

First edition of Barber's richly illustrated homage to the Brooklyn Dodgers, where he called the play-by-play for 15 years, with photographs by Barney Stein, the team's official photographer for 20 years, signed by 38 players on the front free endpaper and front flyleaf, including Hall-of-Famers Duke Snider, Pee Wee Reese (who has written beneath his signature, "The Captain"), and Dick Williams, as well as Dodgers stalwarts and standouts such as Don Newcombe, Carl Erskine, Johnny Podres, Ralph Branca, "Preacher" Roe, and many others. $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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Who's Who in Major League Baseball

FROM “SPARKY” ADAMS TO TOM ZACHARY

JOHNSON, Harold (Speed). Who"s Who in Major League Baseball. Chicago, 1933.

First edition, containing sepia half-tone portraits, “intimate biographical sketches” and up-to-date statistics for all the then-current major leaguers, as well as various executives, coaches and baseball immortals. $1500.

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