Beef up your knowledge and inventory at the same time with this colossal sports book collection. Publishing dates range from the 1950s-present, with the most released during the 1980s-2000s. With the majority appearing to be unread, this hefty hoard is comprised of 70% hardback books (most with dust jackets) with the balance made up of paperbacks, softcovers, newspapers and magazines. More on our website.
Approximately 80% of the lot total present in like-new condition, with the rest showing light to moderate wear. Of course the oldest paperbacks are the items that show the most wear and the newest hardbacks are bookstore shelf fresh. Loaded with top baseball, football, basketball and hockey stars such as Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Sandy Koufax, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Nolan Ryan, Gordie Howe, Michael Jordan, Roger Staubach and way too many others to mention, this instant library promises rewarding break potential. Though moderate duplication is present, there is enough diversity to please collectors and resellers alike.
A few of the many highlights are:
Hardback Books: New York Yankees 100 Years the Official Retrospective; Cobb, the Life and Times of the Meanest Man Who Ever Played Baseball by Al Stump; Mickey Mantle All My Octobers; DiMaggio the Last American Knight; Leo Durocher Nice Guys Finish Last; Miracle Man Nolan Ryan; Sandy Koufax A Lefty’s Legacy; Showtime Inside the Lakers Breakthrough Season by Pat Riley
Sporting News Official Baseball Guides: 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1990
Baseball Team Media Guides: (2) Chicago Cubs: 2000, 2001; 1989 Milwaukee Brewers; 2011 St. Louis Cardinals; 2011 Washington Nationals
Other Guides: 1977 Sporting News Official World Series Records; 1980 Sporting News Official Baseball Register; 1981 NFL Official Record Manual
Softcover Books: (10) For the Love of the Game My Story by Michael Jordan; (4) Bert Randolph Sugar baseball card reproduction albums; (2) Carol Belanger Grafton baseball card reproduction albums
Other: 1991 Mickey Mantle comic book #1 inaugural issue; (4) Sports Impressions/Fuji 8x10 Mickey Mantle mini-posters
Due to considerable weight this lot will incur a significant shipping fee. Local pick-up at our Maryland facility is recommended.