Part 2 - Baseball Publications - Roster, Beckett, Etc.
Lot 220. Detroit Tigers’ 1948 Player Roster. Of course, this 28-page publication, in a 5.25” x 7.5” format, does indeed contain the team’s roster for spring training at Lakeland, FL, from March 1-29. It also provides a review of the 1947 season, a preview of 1948 and brief written biographical sketches of manager Francis O’Neill, the coaches and the players. The team included such names as Hal Newhouser, Fred Hutchinson, Billy Pierce, Virgil Trucks, George Kell and Vic Wertz. Newhouser accounted for more than one-fourth of the Tigers’ victories in 1948 as the team finished in fifth place in the A.L. with a 78-76 record. The roster-guide is vg+ with a vertical crease.
Winning Bid $45
Lot 221. “Sports Illustrated’s” 20 Greatest Teams, a Superstars Album, Beckett Guides, Etc. Twenty-one publications make ups this collection. In 1991, “SI” issued its “Baseball’s 20 Greatest Teams of All Time.” The 96-page “Life” magazine-styled publication covers four New York Yankees teams, including the 1927 edition, the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers and other teams. The most recent is the 1975 Reds. Ex-m. The 1999 edition of the “Baseball Superstars Album” by Richard J. Brenner has 16 full-page posters of Greg Maddux, Derek Jeter, Ken Griffey Jr. and other stars. Ex-m. The other 19 publications are issue of Beckett’s “Baseball Card Monthly.” We’ve listed the date and cover subject: Nov. 1991, Bo Jackson. 1992: June, Kirby Puckett and Oct., Gary Sheffield (5 copies). 1994: Jan., Frank Thomas; Feb., Paul Molitor; May, Cliff Floyd (2); June, Ken Griffey, Jr. (2); Aug., Ryne Sandberg; Sept., Jeff Bagwell; Nov., Griffey, Jr., and Thomas, and Dec., Raul Mondesi (2). And May 1996, Frank Thomas. These issues are ex-m to nm. PLEASE NOTE: Proceeds for the sale of this lot will benefit Armbrust Christian Academy, a Pittsburgh area school that provides an education alternative for children from pre-school through high school.
Winning Bid $25