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Early baseball reports in a sporting newspaper...

Item #674145

November 01, 1856

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Nov. 1, 1856  This was primarily a shorts themed newspaper, with a sports themed masthead. Inside has: "Base Ball" with some detail on recent baseball games. Quite early for baseball.

Sixteen pages, very nice condition.

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Willie Mays... The Say Hey Kid...

Item #557034

February 21, 1963

THE DETROIT NEWS, Michigan, February 21, 1963 

* Willie Mays

* The Say Hey Kid

* San Francisco Giants

This 40+ page newspaper has a three column headline on the front page of the sport's section (inside): "Mays Enters $100,000 Class" plus a two column headline on the following page: "Mays Joins the Elite With $100,000 Pact" with small illustrations of Mays.

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Hank Aaron's 600th home run....

Item #637298

April 28, 1971

THE EVENING TELEGRAM, Herkimer, New York, April 28, 1971

* Hank Aaron hits 600th Home Run

* Atlanta Braves baseball

The top of page 6 has a two column headline: "600th Homer For Hammerin' Henry" (see)Aaron became the third to achieve this behind Babe Ruth and Willie Mays.

Complete in 20 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.... See More  

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Joe Louis... Heavyweight boxing title fight...

Item #599861

February 01, 1941

THE TOPEKA DAILY CAPITAL, Kansas, February 1, 1941

* Joe Louis - Brown Bomber

* Clarence (Red) Burman

* Heavyweight boxing title fight

The sport's section (page 13) has a seven column headline: "Joe Louis Stops Burman in Fifth With Right Smash to Heart"

with subheads and small photo of Louis. (see photos) Other news, sports and advertisements of the day with much on World ... See More  

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Yankees 1953 World Series champions...

Item #643282

October 06, 1953

EVENING CHRONICLE, Allentown, Pennsylvania, October 6, 1953

* New York Yankees

* World Series champions


The two column heading announces: "Yanks Win Series, Clipping Bums, 4-3"

This is the front leaf only (pages 1 & 2), nice for display as such.

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Much front page baseball reporting in 1892...

Item #628084

August 16, 1892

BURLINGTON DAILY FREE PRESS, Vermont, Aug. 16, 1892  The top of the front page has much reporting on baseball, with column heads: "THE WORLD OF SPORTS" "Two Easy Victories For the Home Team Yesterday" with ten box scores. Also: "Base Ball At Bristol" "A Crowd of 350 People See the Addison County Boys Win".

Eight pages,  some damp staining near mar... See More  

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Longest baseball game ever played...

Item #567750

June 01, 1964

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, June 1, 1964 

* Longest baseball game ever played

* New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants

* MLB baseball - Shea Stadium

This 24 page newspaper has a nice banner headline on page 16: "Giants Beat Mets in 23 Innings; Game Lasts 7:23" with subheads that include: "Elapsed Time For Game Is Longest Ever" and more with related photo... See More  

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Michael Scott wins The Amateur Championship at 55....

Item #636481

June 25, 1933

THE NEW YORK TIMES, sport's section only, June 25, 1933

* Michael Scott - English amateur golfer

* The British Amateur Championship

* Oldest ever to win

The front page of this section has a one column heading: "SCOTT AT 55 WINS BRITISH GOLF TITLE" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on English amateur golfer, Michael Scott, becoming the oldest winner of The Amateur Ch... See More  

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Charles vs. Walcott boxing...

Item #557420

March 08, 1951

THE TIMES PICAYUNE, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 8, 1951

* Ezzard Charles vs. Jersey Joe Walcott

* Heavyweight Boxing title fight

This 62 page newspaper has a two column headline on page 25:

* Ezzard Charles Wins Easily Over Walcott

Other news of day throughout. Light browning with minor margin wear, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: June 22 of 1949, Walcott got anoth... See More  

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Max Baer... Heavyweight boxing title fight...

Item #562528

June 14, 1934

ALBANY EVENING NEWS, from Albany, New York, dated June 14, 1934 

* Max Baer vs. Primo Carnera

* Heavyweight boxing title fight (pre fight news)

* Hitler and Mussolini meet 1st time

This 40 page newspaper has a nice 7 column headline on page 32:

* Fair Sky Greets Fans as Ticket Rush Starts for Carnera-Baer Fight

with subheads and related photo. (see)

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Army-Navy football game...

Item #580335

December 13, 1930

MEMPHIS EVENING APPEAL, Tennessee, December 13, 1930

* Army Cadets vs. Navy Midshipman

* NCAA college football - Yankee Stadium

This 12 page newspaper has a nice six column headline on the front page:  "ARMY SCORES LATE TO TRIM NAVY, 6-0" with subheads (see photos). Nice to have this report on the front page and very unusual for such a nice headline here as well. Nice for di... See More  

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Pre Civil War Baseball, 1858....

Item #221255

September 11, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, September 11, 1858  Page 5 report: The Great Base Ball Match between Brooklyn and New York--The New Yorkers Victorious. One paragraph summary of this match played at the Fashion Course says there were over five thousand spectators and that...the New Yorkers won handsomely. Has a box score of the game. Other news of the day includes: "The Norwalk Tragedy" "Th
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Baseball continues during th Civil War...

Item #675299

June 22, 1861

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, June 22, 1861  Basically a sports-themed newspaper.  Page 3 has some reports concerning the Civil War under: "Letters From The War". Page 5 has a full column taken up with: "Base Ball" reports including 3 box scores of games.

Complete in 16 pages, decorative masthead, wear at the margins with some margin tears and archival m... See More  

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Babe Ruth hurts leg...

Item #588723

April 23, 1931

PRESCOTT JOURNAL MINER, Prescott, Arizona, April 23, 1931

* Babe Ruth hurts leg

* New York Yankees

* Major league baseball

This 6 page newspaper has a one column headline on page 3:"Ruth Is Injured In Boston Game". Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Light browning with minor margin wear, otherwise good condition. Should be handled with care.... See More  

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Walter Johnson...

Item #561192

June 10, 1933

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 10, 1933 

* Walter Johnson 

* Cleveland Indians 

* MLB baseball

This 28 page newspaper has one column headlines on page 10: "JOHNSON IS NAMED TO PILOT INDIANS" "Signs for This Year and Next After Peckinpaugh Is Dropped as Leader"

Tells of Walter Johnson becoming the new Cleveland Indians manager.

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Bobby Jones wins Sullivan award...

Item #563855

December 17, 1930

THE DAY, New London, Connecticut,  December 17, 1930 

* Bobby Jones (golfer)

* 1st James E. Sullivan Award winner (1st report)

This 14 page newspaper has a two column headline on page 8: "Bobby Jones Is Awarded Sullivan Memorial Medal"

This was the very 1st James E. Sullivan award given which is still in existence today.

Other news of the day . Light brown... See More  

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Babe Ruth nears end of career...

Item #590116

July 29, 1932

THE OMAHA BEE-NEWS, Omaha, Nebraska, July 29, 1932

* Babe Ruth to return to pitching?

* New York Yankees - NYY

* Major league baseball

This 26 page newspaper has a seven column headline on page 21: "Ruth May Return to Pitching Duty With Yanks" with subheads that include: "Babe Through As Day-To-Day Ball Player" and more. See photos for text here.

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Campaign item against Eldridge Gerry for governor...

Item #584752

March 27, 1811

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts,  March 27, 1811

* Anti-Eldridge Gerry campaign

The front page has a black-bordered item headed: "Oppression Maketh A Wise Man Mad" & "Black List" which is essentially a campaign promotion with a list of American vessels: "...laden with American Property--Sailing under the Authority & Laws of the United States...... See More  

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Chicago White Sox most runs....

Item #566915

April 24, 1955

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Springfield, Massachusetts, April 24, 1955  This 50+ page newspaper has a banner headline on page 3 of the sport's section (inside): "WHITE SOX SCORE 29 RUNS AGAINST A'S TO TIE MODERN BIG LEAGUE RECORD" with subheads and box scores. Tells of the modern baseball record for most runs scored in a single game by one team. This record would be broken in 2007 by th... See More  

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Brooklyn Dodgers win pennant....

Item #595123

September 26, 1941

THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE-TIMES, Pennsylvania, September 26, 1941.

* Brooklyn Dodgers (Los Angeles)

* Wins baseball National League pennant

* 1st time in 21 years

* The Bums

This 28 page newspaper has a banner headline on page 17:

"Brooklyn Dodgers Clinch National Flag"

"Whitlow Wyatt Shuts Out Braves While Cards Were Losing to Pirates"

Other news, sport and advertis... See More  

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1945 Mel Otts 500 home runs... New York Giants...

Item #614825

August 02, 1945

THE TOPEKA DAILY CAPITAL, Kansas, August 2, 1945

* Mel Ott hits no. 500 home run

* 1st to achieve in National league

* New York Giants - MLB Baseball

The sport's section (page 9) has a very small heading: "500th Homer For Ott" with box scores. See image for small, brief report here.

Other news of the day. Complete in 14 pages, a few binding holes holes along spine, otherwis... See More  

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Mel Ott last career home run...

Item #566846

April 17, 1946

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, April 17, 1946  This 52 page newspaper has one column headlines on page 34: "GIANTS' FAST START ROUTS PHILLIES, 8-4" "Ott and Lombardi Hit Homers for 4 Runs in First, Then 2 in Second Game" and more. (see) This was actually Mel Ott's last career home run.

Various other baseball reports with nice photo on page 35 showing President Harry Tru... See More  

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Atlantic City beach... Baseball...

Item #648351

April 14, 1910

LESLIE'S WEEKLY ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 14, 1910  Te cover is a very nice color illustration of a woman wearing an Easter bonnet, by Arthur Jameson. The centerfold has a double page photo:"The Most Famous Seashore Resort in America...Atlantic City beach during the early summer vacation days...". The bottom of one of the page has 6 photos of baseball players and owners. The ... See More  

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Bob Fitzsimmons vs. James J. Corbett...

Item #591671

March 24, 1897

THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, Atlanta, Georgia, March 24, 1897

* Bob Fitzsimmons vs. James J. "Jim" Corbett

* Heavyweight boxing title

This 10 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "FITZ AND JIM HAVE QUIET TALK", "After Taking Soft Drinks They Sit Down in a Corner", "Each Shows His Wounds", "Corbett Asks Fitz... See More  

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1931 Jack Sharkey....

Item #580383

July 22, 1931

MEMPHIS EVENING APPEAL, Tennessee, July 22, 1931

* Boxer Jack Sharkey

* Heavyweight boxing odds

This 16 page newspaper has a nice six column headline on the front page: "SHARKEY IS 3 TO 1 FAVORITE", with subheads (see images). Nice to have this report on the front page and very unusual for such a nice headline here as well. Nice for display.

Other news of the day with period a... See More  

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Babe Ruth's Yankees contract ?....

Item #564314

March 08, 1930

THE DAY, New London, Connecticut, March 8, 1930

* Babe Ruth nearing the end of his career

* New York Yankees contract disagreement

* MLB baseball

This 18 page newspaper has a two column headline on page 12: "Babe Rejects $160,000 For Two-Contract".

Tells of Babe Ruth dealing with his new contract extension. He would agree with Yankee management the following day.

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Charles Comiskey robbery & murder plot...

Item #595526

August 27, 1920

THE BETHLEHEM TIMES, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, August 27, 1920

* Charles Comiskey murder plot

* Chicago White Sox game

The front page has one column headlines: "BOY BANDITS PLANNED TO KILL BASEBALL HEAD", "And Steal Receipts of Chicago White Sox Game", "Expected To Get $40,000", "When 'Babe' Ruth Would Draw Record Breaking Crowd&... See More  

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Very early newspaper report on the San Francisco earthquake...

Item #684393

October 18, 1989


* San Francisco earthquake

* Best publication to be had ?

This was one of the earliest editions on the street after the earthquake. Beneath the dateline of: "5:04 p.m., Oct. 17, 1989" is the banner head: "7.0 Quake Stuns Bay" with various related subheads, plus a large photo of a collapsed apartment building. ... See More  

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Item #209971

June 08, 1916

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY NEWSPAPER, New York, June 8, 1916.  "Seen In The World Of Sport" "Canada" "Verdun" "The Awful Truth About Mexico" "Striking The Mexican Bandits" "How Women Do War's Heavy Work"  plus other articles of the day. The bkpg. is entirely taken up with a color advertisement for Coca-Cola. Staining as seen in the photos.

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Hack Wilson sets home run record...

Item #654644

August 27, 1930

THE OMAHA BEE-NEWS, Nebraska, August 27, 1930

* Hack Wilson gets home run record (44th)

* Chicago Cubs

This 22 page newspaper has a nice six column headline on the front page of the sport's section (inside): "WILSON SHATTERS RECORD" with subheads (see photos).

Summary of the game and the box score, plus a small photo of Lewis "Hack" Wilson.

Wilson would ultimat... See More  

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Super Bowl IV... Two issue set...

Item #566854

January 10, 1970

LEOMINSTER ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, January 10 & 12, 1970

These newspapers are 8 & 10 pages and have reporting on Super Bowl IV between the Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings.

The January 10th issue has a two line headline on the back page that reads:

* Minnesota Vikings Big Favorites Over K.C. Chiefs

which has pre-game reporting.

The January 12th issue has two colum... See More  

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Early and rather famous sporting-themed newspaper...

Item #661764

January 08, 1859

NEW YORK CLIPPER, Jan. 8, 1859  An early sports-themed newspaper with an ornate masthead featuring engravings showing cricket, sailing, boxing, and horse racing.

Page 2 has a boxing article: "The Ring" "The Championship - Woods' Deposit Covered by the Friends of Benicia" concerning an upcoming championship bout between Woods and Heenan. Other sports reporting througho... See More  

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Jack Nicklaus...

Item #553233

January 09, 1962

THE DETROIT NEWS, Michigan, January 9, 1962 

* Jack Nicklaus 1st pro appearance 

* Early Golden Bear 

* Golf - golfer

This 44 page newspaper has a one column headline on the front page of the sport's section (page 25): "Golf Rookie Wins With Record 62" which tells of Phil Rodgers winning the Los Angeles Open golf tournament.

But of more significance w... See More  

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Item #545067

January 04, 1862

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, NY, January 4, 1862.

* Billiards

Page five of this issue includes a rather lengthy article concerning boxing entitled:  "Billiards - Kavanagh and Foley, Proposed Match".

Another article found within this issue and entitled: "Our Chess Department" includes a "problem of the week" and the answer to the previous w... See More  

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New York Yankees vs. Brooklyn Dodgers...

Item #569159

October 06, 1947

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, October 6, 1947

* New York Yankees vs. Brooklyn Dodgers

* Baseball World Series

* Al Gionfriddo's famous game saving catch

This 14 page newspaper has a two column headline on page 8: "Dodgers Even Series Taking 6th Game, 8-6; Casey Man Of The Hour".

Other news of the day. Light browning with minor margin wear, otherwise in good condition.... See More  

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Floyd Patterson and Ingmar Johansson... Heavyweight title boxing match...

Item #557841

March 13, 1961

THE DETROIT NEWS, Detroit, Michigan, March 13, 1961

* Floyd Patterson Heavyweight title boxing match (pre fight news)

* Ingmar Johansson

This 38 page newspaper has a banner headline on the front page of the sport's section (inside): "Title Consensus: 'Floyd Has Too Many Tools'" with two illustrations of Patterson and Ingemar Johansson.

Other news of the day throughout. Little... See More  

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Tallahatchie County, Mississippi Negroes...

Item #608299

September 14, 1875

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, September 14, 1875

* Tallahatchie County, Mississippi

* Charleston MS political race war

* Philadelphia International Cricket Tournament 1875

This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many interesting advertisements. The front page has an article headed: "SCIENCE AND MUSCLE" "Opening Day of the International Cricket Tourney&q... See More  

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Early boxing...

Item #606473

August 04, 1857

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, August 4, 1857

* Pre-Civil War boxing - prize fight

* Dominick Bradley vs. S.S. Rankin

* Buffalo, New York

Page 5 has an article headed: "The Great Prize-Fight Between Bradley and Rankins". See images for text.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, otherwise nice.

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1858 boxing...

Item #606765

October 20, 1858

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 20, 1858

* John Heenan "Benicia Boy"

* Pre Civil War boxing w/ police raid

* Jews Hospital - Mount Sinai

The front page has an article headed: "Fight Between the 'Bencia Boy' and 'Dublin Tricks'--The Latter Badly Beaten" See image for text here.

Eight pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.... See More  

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Item #555811

July 13, 1940

LIBERTY magazine, New York, dated July 13, 1940.

The color cover of this issue has an illustration of a young lady in a swimming suit, covering her head with a newspaper and is running down the beach as she has been caught in the rain. (see photo).

Within this issue are articles titled "Winston Churchill and His American Mother" and Orson Welles without Whiskers".

There a... See More  

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Bobby Jones to win 1928 U.S. Amateur Open...

Item #590857

September 15, 1928

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, September 15, 1928 

* Bobby Jones wins U.S. Amateur Open (day of) 

* PGA golf

This 24 page newspaper has two column headlines on page 18: "Amateur Golfing Champions of U.S. and Great Britain Battle for National Title" and more with photo of Jones (see photos). Famous golfer Bobby Jones would win the 1928 U.S. Amateur Open at W... See More  

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Max Schmeling vs. Jack Sharkey...

Item #580661

June 12, 1930

MEMPHIS EVENING APPEAL, Tennessee, June 12, 1930

* Max Schmeling vs. Jack Sharkey

* Heavyweight boxing championship

This 24 page newspaper has a nice six column headline on the front page: "ODDS 2 TO 1 SHARKEY DEFEATS SCHMELING" with subheads. (see) Coverage continues in the sport's section with two nice illustrations of the fighters (see photos). Unusual from such a nice head... See More  

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1999 Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees...

Item #661050

July 24, 1999

THE DAILY STAR, Oneonta, New York, July 24, 1999 

* 1999 Hall of Fame induction weekend

Front page heading has, "Baseball fans pack Cooperstown", which tells of Nolan Ryan, Orlando Cepeda, George Brett, Robin Yount all being inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame.

Complete issue, in very nice condition. See images for details.... See More  

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Kate Smith...

Item #555810

June 08, 1940

LIBERTY magazine, New York, dated June 8, 1940.

The color cover of this issue has an illustration of a young lady dressed in sailor fashion with a boat wheel. (see photo).

Within this issue is an article titled "The Olympic Games Live On". This is an article on why the war cannot kill their spirit, says a famous coach -- and looks ahead. Also in this issue is an article entitle

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1955 World Series...

Item #566085

October 04, 1955

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 4, 1955 

* Brooklyn Dodgers 

* New York Yankees 

This 44 page newspaper has a banner headline on page 21: "Yanks Fall Like Bomb on Bums, Score 5 in First Inning to Win, 5-1, and Even Series" and other related headlines with photos and box scores. (see)

Other news of the day. Minor spine wear, otherwise in goo... See More  

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The Winton racing automobile...

Item #637248

October 28, 1899

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 28, 1899  Inside has a nice photo of: "The Winton Racing Vehicle" with a related article. Other prints include: "Wireless Telegraphy at the Yacht Races" "Great Pier at Pot Los Angeles" 'The Isthmus, Catalina Island".

Eight pages, perforated library stamp at the top, various mends near the margins some effecting prints... See More  

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Early baseball championship series in 1872...

Item #681221

September 18, 1872

THE WORLD, New York City, September 18, 1872

* Early baseball (game 8)

* Brooklyn - Philadelphia - New York

* Championship series

The back page has small one column headings: "The Ball Field" "The Mutuals Again Victorious--They Defeat the Athletics Easily After a Fine Game--Score 10 to 3" with box scores (see photos).

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete ... See More  

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Yankees clinch 1951 pennant...

Item #643136

September 29, 1951

THE MORNING CALL, Allentown, Pennsylvania, September 29, 1951  A two line, three column heading declares: "Yankees Clinch Pennant; Reynolds Hurls No-Hitter", with subhead: "Brooklyn Drops To First Place Deadlock", plus photo of Allie Reynolds kissing a baseball. This is the front page only and is good condition. See photos for full details.

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Early boxing item...

Item #615424

July 23, 1788

THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, July 23, 1788  The bottom of pg. 2 has: "Doyle, the famous boxer, was yesterday committed by the Magistrates at Bow St. for assaulting a gentleman in Covent Garden...". Other news of the day & a wealth of ads.

Four pages, nice condition.

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Adolph Hitler... war lord?...

Item #598321

April 22, 1936

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 22, 1936

* Adolph Hitler

* Supreme War Lord

* Hermann Goering

The front page has one column headlines: "HITLER GETS TITLE SUPREME WAR LORD", "Goering in Speech to the Air Corps Uses Designation the Kaiser Formerly Employed", "He Eulogizes Richthofen" and more (see photos). Other news, sport and advertisements of the da... See More  

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