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BRUNO OF HOLLYWOOD PUBLICITY PHOTO INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY SKIPPY  BAXTER.
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BRUNO OF HOLLYWOOD PUBLICITY PHOTO INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY SKIPPY BAXTER.

By Baxter, Lloyd Valdemar (Skippy). (1919-2012). American figure skater, the first to land the triple Salchow in 1939.

circa [1940]., [1940].. Very good. - An original 10 inch high by 8 inch wide black-and-white publicity photo with "Bruno of Hollywood n.y.c." printed in the bottom right corner and the photographer's credits also stampe on the verso. Inscribed in blue ink to the right of the image: "To Fred - / A swell fellow and a wonderfull friend / Skippy". There is some light soiling to the margins of the photo. The top right corner is creased & the bottom right corner is slightly creased, with a larger diagonal crease to the top left corner. Good. Skippy Baxter is depicted in a dramatic pose as he skates a flamenco dance attired in traditional garb with a dark vest jacket over his lighter shirt and a broad-brimmed bolero hat. .Lloyd Valdemer Baxter, known as Skippy Baxter, [1919-2012] was an American figure skater. He landed the first triple Salchow in 1939 but did not receive credit for it as it did not occur at a qualifying competition. He won awards as a youth speed skater and at the 1940 U.S. Figure Skating Championships won a bronze and a silver medal. He went on to skate professionally with the Ice Capades, working with Sonia Henie in her shows. Baxter became a close friend of cartoonist Charles Schulz and choreographed a skating segment for Snoopy in the animated film A Boy Named Charlie Brown. Baxter was inducted into the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2003.

$45.00

OFFICIAL USLTA CHAMPIONSHIPS PROGRAM: DIAMOND JUBILEE 75TH ANNIVERSARY. USLTA Singles Championships. West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York, August 31-September 9, 1956.
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OFFICIAL USLTA CHAMPIONSHIPS PROGRAM: DIAMOND JUBILEE 75TH ANNIVERSARY. USLTA Singles Championships. West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York, August 31-September 9, 1956.

By (West Side Tennis Club).

Lynn, Massachusetts: H.O. Zinman, Inc., 1956., 1956.. Very good.. - Quarto, 11-7/8 inches high by 8-7/8 inches wide. Softcover bound in stapled pictorial orange wraps. The covers are slightly rubbed and soiled with minor wear to the tail of the spine. [56] unnumbered pages, with profuse black & white photographic illustrations, many by Max Haas, and with black & white and color pictorial ads. Very good. The original program for the "Seventy-Sixth Annual USLTA Championships: Men's Singles - Women's Singles - Men's Senior Singles - Mixed Doubles: Held Under the Auspices of the United States Lawn Tennis Association at the West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, L.I."Participants included Ham Richardson, Mo Connolly, Dick Savitt, Lewis Hood, Ken Rosewell, Shirley Fry, Louise Brough, and Althea Gibson.

$50.00

RIKISHI: THE MEN OF SUMO.
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RIKISHI: THE MEN OF SUMO.

By Sackett, Joel; Benson, Wes.

New York / Tokyo: Weatherhill, (1986)., (1986).. Very good. - Small quarto [10-3/8 inches high by 7-1/4 inches wide], black cloth in a dust wrapper. Paper is adhering to the rear panel of the dust jacket causing some loss to the images. xii & 182 pages plus colophon. Profuse photographic illustrations in black & white & color by Joel Sackett. Very good in a good dust wrapper. First edition.The text is by Wes Benson.

$15.00

EARLY AMERICAN SPORT: A check-list of books by American and foreign authors  published in America prior to 1860 including Sporting songs.
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EARLY AMERICAN SPORT: A check-list of books by American and foreign authors published in America prior to 1860 including Sporting songs.

By Henderson, Robert W.; compiler.

New York: A. S. Barnes & Co., 1953., 1953.. Good. - Octavo, gray cloth. The spine is faded. There is a chip to the cloth on the front edge of the front cover & a tiny chip to the bottom edge of the rear cover. xxviii & 234 pages. Illustrated with 12 facsimiles in black & gray. The bottom edges of a very few pages are chipped where they have been roughly opened. Good. Second edition, revised and enlarged.

$10.00

A vintage magazine photographic portrait of the AMERICAN OLYMPIC SPRINTER CHARLEY PADDOCK, who won several gold medals and set world records.
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A vintage magazine photographic portrait of the AMERICAN OLYMPIC SPRINTER CHARLEY PADDOCK, who won several gold medals and set world records.

By Paddock, Charley (1900-1943). Considered the "World's Fastest Human" in the 1920's, the American sprinter won several Olympic gold medals.

Argentina: El Grafico, [1928]., [1928].. Good. - A 12-1/8 inch high by 8-3/4 inch wide leaf from the Argentinian sports magazine "El Grafico", with a full-page illustration of the American sprinter Charles "Charley" Paddock portrayed in three-quarter profile from the chest up. The corners are slightly creased and there are stab-marks along the page's right edge. A color illustration of the "Primera Division del Club Atletico Estudiantes de la Plata" team is pictured on the verso. Good. Charley Paddock (1900-1943) was considered the "World's Fastest Human" in the 1920's. Although he stood out for his unusual finishing style of jumping at the tape, Paddock was a fast solid sprinter who set world records under his coach Dean Cromwell and won several Olympic gold medals. Paddock had a brief movie career before WWII where he perished in a plane crash while serving in the Marines.Founded by Constancio Vigil in 1919, "El Grafico" was an Argentine sports magazine which started as a weekly newspaper before subsequently turning exclusively to the coverage of sports. One of the most highly regarded sports magazines in Latin America, it came to earn the nickname "La Biblia de deporte" ("The Bible of sports").

$35.00

LATE INNINGS: A Baseball Companion.
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LATE INNINGS: A Baseball Companion.

By Angell, Roger.

New York: Simon and Schuster, (1982)., (1982).. Very good. - Octavo, blue boards backed with green cloth in a price-clipped dust wrapper. The edges of the dust wrapper's flaps are darkened. 429 pages. Very good. First edition.In his third baseball book Angell covers the five seasons from spring 1977 to autumn 1981.

$10.00

SEASON TICKET: A Baseball Companion.
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SEASON TICKET: A Baseball Companion.

By Angell, Roger.

Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, (1988)., (1988).. Very good. - Octavo, light gray boards backed with purple cloth in a dust wrapper. x & 406 pages. The top edge is very lightly spotted. Near fine. First edition.

$10.00

A vintage magazine photographic portrait of the YOUNG SWIMMING CHAMPION CORRINE CONDON, who broke the world\'s record by winning the national A.A.U. Junior 50 yard freestyle swim in 28 seconds at the age of 14.
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A vintage magazine photographic portrait of the YOUNG SWIMMING CHAMPION CORRINE CONDON, who broke the world's record by winning the national A.A.U. Junior 50 yard freestyle swim in 28 seconds at the age of 14.

By Conden, Corrine. Swimming champion who, at the age of 14, broke a world's record winning the national A.A.U. Junior 50 yard freestyle swim.

Argentina: El Grafico, [1928]., [1928].. Good. - A 12-1/8 inch high by 8-3/4 inch wide leaf from the Argentinian sports magazine "El Grafico", with a full-page illustration of the young swimming champion Corinne Conden portrayed in profile. Attired in a one-piece swimsuit, the young swimmer poses with one hand on her hip as the other reaches out. The corners are slightly creased and there are stab-marks along the page's right edge and a short tear to the bottom edge. A color illustration of the Real Club Celta soccer team is pictured on the verso. Good. Corrine Condon and her sister Helen were swimming champions of the Nicholas Senn hospital in Omaha. In March of 1925, the 14 year old Corinne broke a world's record by winning the A.A.U. Junior 50 yard free style swim in 28 seconds.Founded by Constancio Vigil in 1919, "El Grafico" was an Argentine sports magazine which started as a weekly newspaper before subsequently turning exclusively to the coverage of sports. One of the most highly regarded sports magazines in Latin America, it came to earn the nickname "La Biblia de deporte" ("The Bible of sports").

$25.00

WHO\'S WHO IN AMERICAN SPORTS.
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WHO'S WHO IN AMERICAN SPORTS.

By Morse, Bryan; editor.

Washington, DC: National Biographical Society, Inc., 1928., 1928.. Very good. - Thick quarto [approximately 11 inches high by 8 inches wide] navy blue pebbled cloth titled in gilt with a vignette of a discus thrower in gilt within a decorative frame on the front cover. The corners are lightly bumped & the titling on the spine is slightly faded. xi & 964 pages, printed in 2 columns. Illustrated with 100 black-and-white portrait plates. Very good. First edition.From the library of Samuel Collom president of the United States Lawn Tennis Association, with his name stamped in gilt on the front cover. Collum has turned down the corner of the page where his biography appears.Among the 100 portraits in the book are those of Elmer Oliphant, high-scoring college football player; Grover Cleveland Alexander, Hall of Fame baseball pitcher; Bill Tilden, great tennis player; Glenna Collett, Hall of Fame golfer who dominated women's golf in the '20s; Walter Johnson, Hall of Fame baseball pitcher; Ed "Strangler" Lewis, four-time World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion; Knute Rockne, great Notre Dame football coach; Babe Ruth, baseball star; Tris Speaker, somewhat controversial Hall of Fame baseball player; Johnny Weissmuller, competition swimmer, best known for playing Tarzan in the 1930s-1940s movies; Jim Thorpe, first Native American to win an Olympic gold medal.

$75.00

SEASON TICKET: A Baseball Companion.
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SEASON TICKET: A Baseball Companion.

By Angell, Roger.

Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1988., 1988.. Very good. - Octavo, light gray boards backed with maroon cloth in a dust wrapper. There is some very light soiling & foxing to the dust jacket with 2 small chips. x & 406 pages. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. First edition.

$15.00

DIAMOND GREATS: Profiles and Interviews with 65 of Baseball\'s History Makers.
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DIAMOND GREATS: Profiles and Interviews with 65 of Baseball's History Makers.

By Westcott, Rich.

(Westport, CT): Meckler Books, (1988)., (1988).. Very good. - Octavo, dark blue cloth titled in gilt on the spine in a dust wrapper. The front flap of the dust jacket is slightly foxed & creased and the top & bottom edges of the rear flap are darkened. xii, 388 & [1] pages. Very good. First edition.

$10.00

ORIGINES GOLFIANAE. The Birth of Golf and its Early Childhood as revealed in a chance-discovered Manuscript from a Scottish Monastery. Edited by Arthur V. Taylor of the Forest Hill Field Club, Newark, N.J.
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ORIGINES GOLFIANAE. The Birth of Golf and its Early Childhood as revealed in a chance-discovered Manuscript from a Scottish Monastery. Edited by Arthur V. Taylor of the Forest Hill Field Club, Newark, N.J.

By Taylor, Arthur V. (editor).

Woodstock, VT: The Elm Tree Press, 1912., 1912.. Good. LIMITED EDITION OF 500 NUMBERED COPIES - Octavo, 8-5/8 inches high by 5-5/8 inches wide. Color patterned boards backed with a green cloth spine with a title label on the spine. The covers are rubbed and soiled with wear to the corners and the head and tail of the spine. The title label is stained and chipped. xii, [iv], 58 & [1] pages, illustrated with a title vignette and 8 plates. There are occasional cracks to the text block and a tiny chip to the bottom edge of the first few pages. A previous owner's initials with the date are penned on the front endpaper. There is a light sweet odor, likely from a cleaning solution. Good. Limited edition of 500 numbered copies of which this is number 131.Included among the chapters are the following: "Friar Gregory's Salutation to the Clan of Golfers", "Casus Carpili: The Downfall of Caprilius", and "De Globulo: Concerning 'the little Ball'". Under the latter chapter headings are found "The Genius of the Game", "The Rules", "The Caddy, His Duties", "The Addressing of the Ball", "Wagering", and "On Keeping the Eye on the Hole".

$275.00

1984 SUMMER OLYMPICS FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED BY MIDDLE-DISTANCE RUNNER AND THREE TIMES GOLD MEDAL-WINNER PETER SNELL.
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1984 SUMMER OLYMPICS FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED BY MIDDLE-DISTANCE RUNNER AND THREE TIMES GOLD MEDAL-WINNER PETER SNELL.

By Snell, Peter. (b. 1938). Middle-distance runner. A New Zealander, he was the only male since 1920 to win gold medals for both the 800 and 1500 metres at the same Olympics in 1964.

Colorado Springs, CO: November 4, 1983., 1983.. Fine. - 3-5/8 inch high by 6-1/2 inch wide envelope marking the XXIII Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles in 1984 with a color vignette of the pole vaulting event on its left side and a postage stamp depicting a pole vaulter at top right. Signed in black ink "Peter Snell". Fine. Sir Peter George Snell (b. 1938) was a New Zealand middle-distance runner who won three Olympic gold medals, and in 1964 was the only male since 1920 to win the 800 and 1500 metres at the same Olympics. He also won two Commonwealth Games gold medals and set several world records. Snell had one of the shortest careers of world-famous international sportsmen yet his achievements were such that he was voted New Zealand's "Sports Champion of the [20th] Century" and in 2012 was named one of 24 inaugural members of the International Association of Athletics Federation Hall of Fame.

$35.00

SIMMS TO MCCONKEY: Blood, Sweat and Gatorade.
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SIMMS TO MCCONKEY: Blood, Sweat and Gatorade.

By McConkey, Phil; and Simms, Phil.

New York: Crown Publishers, Inc. (1987)., (1987).. Good. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY PHIL SIMMS AND PHIL MCCONKEY - Octavo, red cloth backed with blue cloth in a dust wrapper. There is a tiny chip to the paper on the top edge of the rear cover. The rear panel of the dust jacket is slightly rubbed with a small gray mark. viii, [1] leaf & 243 pages. Black-and-white illustrations & statistical tables. There is a small area of light staining to the the bottom inner corners of the front pastedown & endpaper. There is some light staining to the rear pastedown. The rear blanks & a few rear text pages are a bit bubbled. Very good. First edition.Inscribed and signed by Phil Simms and Phil McConkey on the front endpaper.Simms' story is told with the assistance of Dick Schaap.

$150.00

FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED BY AUSTRIAN ALPINE SKI RACER AND GOLD MEDAL-WINNER TONI SAILER.
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FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED BY AUSTRIAN ALPINE SKI RACER AND GOLD MEDAL-WINNER TONI SAILER.

By Sailer, Toni. (1935-2009). Great Austrian alpine ski racer and winner of three gold medals at the 1956 Winter Olympics.

Lake Placid, NY: January 6, 1984.. 1984.. Fine. - A white 3 inch high by 6-1/2 inch wide envelope is illustrated with a black-and-white vignette of winter sports athletes titled below the image "Winter Sports / Ice Dancing, Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Ice Hockey" with an Olympics 84 postage stamp. Signed on the address panel "Toni Sailer". Near fine. <p>Toni Sailer [1935-2009] was an Austrian alpine ski racer, regarded as one of the best in the sport. At the age of 20, he won all three gold medals in alpine skiing at the 1956 Winter Olympics. He won two golds and a silver at the 1958 World Championships. He also won world titles both years in the combined, then a "paper" race, but awarded with medals by the International Ski Federation.

$20.00

THE NATIONAL PASTIME: A Review of Baseball History. Vol. 1, No. 1. (Cover title).

By Ritter, Lawrence S.; Fleming, G. H.; Williams, Frank J.; et al. Thorn, John; editor.

(Cooperstown, NY: Society for American Baseball Research, Inc.), (Fall 1982).. (Fall 1982).. Good. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY JOHN THORN - Quarto [approximately 11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial white wrappers. The binding is foxed & very lightly bumped with a stain to the front wrap & a chip to the tail of the spine. 87 & [1] pages. Illustrated in black & white. The contents are very good. <p>Inscribed on the first page by the editor John Thorn: "For [----] / On behalf of my contributors / Best / John".<p>John Thorn [b. 1947] is a sports historian, author, publisher and cultural commentator. Since March 2011 he has been the Official Baseball Historian for Major League Baseball.

$75.00

AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED BY "AMERICA'S FIRST SPORTSCASTER" J. ANDREW WHITE, referring to the Dempsey-Tunney fight and the "Cave of the Winds" at Niagara Falls.
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AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED BY "AMERICA'S FIRST SPORTSCASTER" J. ANDREW WHITE, referring to the Dempsey-Tunney fight and the "Cave of the Winds" at Niagara Falls.

By White, J. Andrew. "America's first sportscaster".

[Niagara Falls State Park], June 10, 1927.. 1927.. Very good. - Over 17 words penned in ink on a 4-1/4 inch high by 5-1/2 inch wide sheet of light blue paper from an autograph album. In his note, J. Andrew White, who had previously broadcast the "Battle of the Century" between Jack Dempsey and Georges Carpentier in 1921 becoming America's first sportscaster, here refers to his 1926 broadcast of the Dempsey-Tunney fight and the "Cave of the Winds" at Niagara Falls: "'All wet' at the Dempsey-Tunney Fight and the same today at the Cave of the Winds". Signed "J. Andrew White" and dated "June 10, 1927". There is a light diagonal crease across the page and perforation along the left edge. Very good. <p>The founder and editor of "The Wireless Age", J. Andrew White played a significant role in radio history. In 1921 White became America's first sportscaster when, inspired by Julius Hopp's brilliant idea, he broadcast the Dempsey-Carpentier fight. It was the most celebrated experimental broadcast in U.S. radio history, setting the stage for the future of sportscasting. Apparently, during that broadcast, White's fruitless attempt to signal for water was subsequently dubbed the "water bottle incident" by Sarnoff. White went on to broadcast the September 23, 1926 Dempsey-Tunney fight, reaching 30 million listeners, and helped found the CBS radio chain in 1927.<p>A SCARCE autograph.

$150.00

THE WORLD'S GREATEST TEAM: A Portrait of the Boston Celtics, 1957-69.

By Greenfield, Jeff.

New York: Random House, (1976).. (1976).. Good. - Octavo, cloth-backed boards in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed & chipped with 2 price-stickers on its front panel. The top edges of its flaps are darkened and foxed and there is a crease to the front flap. 208 & [1] pages. 6 pages of black-and-white illustrations. Very good in a good dust wrapper. <p>First edition.

$25.00

MY TURN AT BAT: The Story of My Life.

By Williams, Ted.

New York: Simon and Schuster, (1969).. (1969).. Good. - Octavo, cloth-backed boards in a dust wrapper. The extremities of the binding are darkened with a crease to the front cover. There is some light foxing to the cloth. The dust jacket is chipped & darkened with short tears & small pieces out. 288 pages. Black-and-white illustrations. Good. <p>First edition.<p>The story of Ted Williams as told to John Underwood.

$25.00

CARD INSCRIBED AND SIGNED by professional basketball player and coach "BUDDY" JEANNETTE.
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CARD INSCRIBED AND SIGNED by professional basketball player and coach "BUDDY" JEANNETTE.

By Jeannette, "Buddy". (1917-1998). Professional basketball player and coach.

circa [1980]., [1980].. Very good. - Lined index card, 3 inches high by 5 inches wide, inscribed and signed "Good luck, Joel / "Buddy" Jeannette. Very good. <p>Harry Edward "Buddy" Jeannette [1917-1998] was a professional basketball player and coach. He was generally regarded as the premier backcourt player between 1938 and 1948. He was named to the First Team of the National Basketball League four times and won titles with the NBL's Sheboygan Red Skins in 1943 and Fort Wayne Pistons in 1944 and 1945. He also won a title with the American Basketball League's Baltimore Bullets in 1947. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1994.

$20.00

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