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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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FIRST EDITION OF ATHLETIC SPORTS, WITH OVER 400 PAGES ON BASEBALL

PALMER, Harry Clay, et al. Athletic Sports in America, England, and Australia. Philadelphia, 1889.

First edition of this comprehensive survey of the sports of England, Australia and America, richly illustrated with four chromolithographic plates, 39 photographic plates, and numerous in-text illustrations. $3000.

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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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THE FIRST NOVEL FEATURING THE GAME OF BASEBALL

(BASEBALL) BROOKS, Noah. The Fairport Nine. New York, 1880.

First edition of the first novel to feature the game of baseball, preceding by four years the same author's 1884 novel Our Baseball Club, "the first novel devoted exclusively to baseball." Set in the 1840s, The Fairport Nine also includes an African American player, Sam Black. A very nice copy in pictorial cloth. $2200.

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