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1 The Barry Halper Collection of Baseball Memorabilia
New York Sotheby 1999 
First Edition. Massive three volume auction catalogue of the superb collection of baseball memorabilia formed by collector Barry Halper. Laid in are the prices realized sheets detailing what the individual pieces fetched. Over 800 pages all together. Paperbound. As new enclosed in the publisher's original printed slipcase. Extensively illustrated in color. With several essays by noted sports and baseball figures (sports journalist Peter Golenbock, New York Yankee catcher Yogi Berra, and record making Boston Red Sox hitter Ted Williams) relating to the story of Barry Halper's passion for baseball collecting from its origins in 1968 with a purchase of some baseball cards from a good friend to pieces from more modern times. A truly remarkable collection beautifully presented, of such unique material as uniforms, equipment, promotional items, autographs, photographs, documents, pennants, signed baseballs, games, trophys, letters, etc. from such stars as Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, Lou Gehrig, Stan Musial, Roger Marris, Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, and hundreds more. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 ASINOF, ELIOT Eight Men Out. The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series
Evanston, IL Holtzman Press 1980 
Special reprint edition published by the sports editor of The Chicago Tribune. Signed by the author, Eliot Asinof, on the front free endpaper. Bound in gilt-stamped blue and maroon leatherette. With a new preface by Eliot Asinof. As new without dust jacket as issued. The dramatic true story of the infamous ‘fix' of the 1919 World Series, which rocked the sports world and stunned millions of baseball fans around the country. The basis of the film written and directed by John Sayles starring John Cusack (as Buck Weaver), D.B. Sweeney (as ‘Shoeless' Joe Jackson), Jace Alexander (as Dickie Kerr), Charlie Sheen (as Hap Felsch), David Strathairn (as Eddie Cicotte), Gordon Clapp (as Ray Schalk), John Sayles (as Ring Lardner), and Studs Terkel (as Hugh Fullerton). 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3 BROEG, BOB Signals. The Secret Language of Baseball in Finger-tip Movies. Featuring Paul Richards
Boston The Gillette Company 1957 
First Edition. Paperbound. Fine in printed wrappers. A miniature book measuring 3” x 4” with two side-by-side flip books offering eight examples of basic secret baseball communication signals for both the defense and offense, compiled from a series of articles that appeared in The Sporting News, a national baseball weekly. The technical advisor for this book was the legendary catcher and baseball announcer, Joe Garagiola. The illustrations feature Paul Richards, the then manager of the Baltimore Orioles. Bob Broeg was the Vice President of the Baseball Writer's Association of America. A fun and informative book for any baseball fan. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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4 SMITH, MYRON J Baseball - A Comprehensive Bibliography
Jefferson, NC McFarland 1986 
First Edition. 915 pages. Ex-library copy with library stamps on the front endpapers and title page. Forewords by Fred Claire and David Quentin Voigt. Preface by Thomas R. Heitz. With a frontispiece black & white photograph of the great Babe Ruth sitting at a desk writing on a typewriter, with his shirt sleeves rolled up, wearing a visor, and smoking a big cigar. About fine with a very faint hint of edge wear without dust jacket as issued. A massive bibliography of works related to baseball, including reference works, history, special studies, professional leagues and teams, youth, college, and semi-pro baseball, baseball rules and techniques, collective material, and individual biographies. With an author and subject index. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 SMITH, MYRON J Baseball - A Comprehensive Bibliography. Supplement 2 (1992 through 1997)
Jefferson, NC McFarland 1998 
First Edition. 310 pages. Foreword by Baseball Digest editor, John Kuenster. Fine fresh copy without dust jacket as issued. The second supplement to the 1986 volume Baseball - A Comprehensive Bibliography. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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