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1 Kfum-Gymnasterna The Swedish YMCA Gymnastic Team and Sofia-Flickorna The Sophia School Girls Gymnastic Troupe USA Tour 1939
Stockholm 1939 Soft Cover Very Good 
An unusual find in very clean nice condition. Measures 5-1/2"x8" with no real defect of note. Written partially in Swedish, partially in English. Photo illustrated in black and white. Begins with a biography of P.H. Ling, 1776-1839, founder of Swedish gymnastics and proceeds with two article in Sweidsh, one of which appears to be about the head of gymnastics program. All participants from both teams listed and several song lyrics follow. Ads at back. 32 pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Northwestern Versus Notre Dame 1948 Football Program
2 Northwestern Versus Notre Dame 1948 Football Program
Notre Dame University 1948 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Beautiful condition and a fun collectible no matter which side's your favorite (well, maybe!) The game was held at Notre Dame Stadium November 13, 1948. The program measures 8"x11-1/2" and has 84 pages. It's interesting that the leading advertiser is Chesterfield cigarettes. Not only do they command the back cover, but also paid for a two-page color spread inside. Studebaker and Coca-Cola likewise sprang for color advertising. Pictures of the campus, staff, and Notre Dame players abound, as do photos of the Northwestern team. I did a little research and it seems that the Fighting Irish ended victorious with a perfect season matched only by the University of Michigan Wolverines. The championship ultimately went to the Wolverines, but at least on this day the Notre Dame Fight Song filled the autumn air with joy! 
Price: 35.00 USD
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3 Official Program Notre Dame Vs. Northwestern November 13, 1948
South Bend, Indiana University of Notre Dame 1948 Soft Cover Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Crisp, clean vintage football program with bright autumnal cover. Measures 8"x10-1/2" and is without defect other than a tiny bit of wear to lower spine. 1948 was a great year for the Fighting Irish. They ended the season unbeaten along with the Michigan Wolverines. Program has 64 pages and two full page color ads -- Camel cigarettes on back cover and Studebacker at inside back. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Off the Court (1st Ed. SIGNED By Ashe), Arthur Ashe; Neil Amdur
4 Arthur Ashe; Neil Amdur Off the Court (1st Ed. SIGNED By Ashe)
U.S.A. New American Library 1981 0453004008 / 9780453004008 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Ashe
Crisp, clean book with no names or writing other than Arthur Ashe's SIGNATURE scrawled on half title page without isncription. No bumps to boards, no tears or chip,s and no price-clip. Dustjacket will arrive in brand new mylar cover. Book includes two sections of black and white photographe to augment this biograohy. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Fun and Games; Four Decades of the Best of Bob August, August, Bob
5 August, Bob Fun and Games; Four Decades of the Best of Bob August
Hinkley, Ohio Moonlight Publishing 2001 0967205638 / 9780967205632 Hard Cover Near Fine No DJ 
Crisp, clean book with no names or writing. Laminated boards designed without dustjacket. Measures 6"x9" and has 240 pages.Foreword by Cleveland journalist and personality, Dick Feagler. Book is a compendium of sports columns written by August over a period of four decadesand selected from rhe pages of the Cleveland Press (1964-`1978) and The News-Herald (1982-2001). 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The American Boy Magazine 1925 (12 Issues Bound, Barbour, Ralph Henry et al
6 Barbour, Ralph Henry et al The American Boy Magazine 1925 (12 Issues Bound
Detroit, Michigan Sprague Publishing 1925 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No DJ, as Issued Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
This was a privately bound full year run of The American Boy Magazine, all 12 issues for 1925. As you can see from the photographs, the original mailing labels are on the covers. Every magazine is clean and nice and the binding is truly top drawer with its paisley cover and green cloth spine and corners. Great ads abound and there is a lot to read in each issue, both fiction and nonfiction. Some of authors include Ralph Henry Barbour, Charles Tenny Jackson, and Thomas Burtis among many. Topics cover a wide swath, including basketball, football, baseball, hunting, camping, canoeing, aviation, horses, fly casting, tennis, checkers, soap carving, and kites. The book measures a whopping 11" x 14-1/2". 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Speleo Digest 1973, Baz-Dresch, John; Mixon, Bill
7 Baz-Dresch, John; Mixon, Bill Speleo Digest 1973
Huntsville, Alabama National Speleological Society 1980 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Nice clean, tightly bound magazine issued yearly. The contents are pristine and the cover is good other than small flat creases to corners and darkness at the top front corner. The book measures 8-1/2"x11" and has 380 pages. Text includes cave descriptions in five regions -- see photo with map -- foreign caves, conservation, caving courtesy, cave science in biology and geology, equipment, lighting and photography, There's also a section set aside for poetry, prose and cartoons, all about caving.Book is illustrated with drawings primarily. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Black Men Can't Shoot, Brooks, Scott
8 Brooks, Scott Black Men Can't Shoot
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. Univ of Chicago Press 2009 0226076032 / 9780226076034 First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine SIGNED by Author
Crisp, beautiful, as new book. No tears or chips and no names or writing other than the signature of the author which appears on the half-title page. Publisher's price is on the back of the dustjacket and book will arrive in brand new mylar. The author takes on the myth that all African American basketball players are born with natural talent, which undermines the hard work the top stars invest in their future in the game. 228 pages. Indexed. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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Across Many Fields: A Season of Ohio High School Football, Butler, Christopher;Rothchild, Jennifer
9 Butler, Christopher;Rothchild, Jennifer Across Many Fields: A Season of Ohio High School Football
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. Cleveland Landmarks Pr 2002 0936760176 / 9780936760179 Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Signed by Author & Photographer
Beautiful, crisp, clean book SIGNED on title page by both the aythor and the photogrpaher with no inscirptions. Book is very clean with no other names or writing and jacket is likewise so, showing no tears or chips. Jacket protected by brand new mylar cover. oBok measures 9"x11-1/4" and is illsutrated throughout with color photographs, some full page. If you love Friday nights at the stadium replete with marching bands, cheerleaders, and teenage players this homage to high school football is wonderful to keep and to give as a gift. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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Woody Hayes: The Man & His Dynasty (1st Ed. SIGNED By Author  and All-America Player), Bynum, Mike
10 Bynum, Mike Woody Hayes: The Man & His Dynasty (1st Ed. SIGNED By Author and All-America Player)
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.A. Gridiron Football 1991 1878839020 / 9781878839022 First Edition Stated Very Good Very Good Signed & Inscribed By Author & All-America Playe
Crisp, clean book marred only by former owner's unused bookplate affixed to front pastedown -- no writing. Book is very clean and tightly bound with no bumps to boards and no tears or chips. Has not been price-clipped and looks msot handsome in brand new mylar. SIGNED and inscribed thus, "To George, Enjoy the memories! 12-15-91, Mike Bynum" and "To George, Keep Fightin'! Archie Griffin #45." Griffin was an All-America running back. Book is illustrated with large black and white photographs. 218 pages. Indexed. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Arena Ball: The Building of Virginia's Soccer Dynasty  (Limited Ed. Signed By Bruce Arena), Daniels, Rob
11 Daniels, Rob Arena Ball: The Building of Virginia's Soccer Dynasty (Limited Ed. Signed By Bruce Arena)
Lenexa, Kansas Quality Sports Publications 1994 1885758014 / 9781885758019 Limited Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Signed by Head Coach Bruce Arena
Crisp, beautiful copy. Dustjacket protected by brand new mylar cover. Has not been price-clipped. Only fault is closed tear at bottom frpont edge of DJ which virtually disappears in mylar.Limited edition of 3,000 copies of which this is number 101. SIGNED by Bruce Arena, Head Men's Soccer Coach. Printed on high quality paper and lavishly illustrated throughout with mostly color, but some black and white photos -- many great action shots. Tells the story of the University of Virginia's amazing run on the soccer field. At the time of publication they were the only Division I men's program in history to with three consecutive NCAA national championships. 128 pages 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Gateway: Blueprint of the Future, Edward J. Walsh
12 Edward J. Walsh Gateway: Blueprint of the Future
U.S.A. Gateway Press 1994 0934837627 / 9780934837620 Soft Cover Near Fine Folio - over 12 
Crisp, clean book -- no names or writing, no creases, including no spine crease, and pristine inside and out. Book is oversized at 9" x 13" with 123 pages. Illustrated nicely throughout with photographs, in both black and white and color, including full page color plates. Fascinating lto ook back to the very beginning of a Cleveland landmark from the ground up. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Speleo Digest 1979, Garton, E. Ray & Mary Ellen et al
13 Garton, E. Ray & Mary Ellen et al Speleo Digest 1979
Huntsville, Alabama National Speleological Society 1979 IIssue # 24 Soft Cover Fine Condition 4to - over 9 
Very nice clean journal with no names or writing, calling out to cave explorers everywhere! Pages are pristine, there is no spine crease and it's tightly bound. It's also illustrated throughout with drawings. Includes descriptions of caves from many states in he U.S. plus Australia, Barbados, Canada, China, Guatemala, Mexico, Switzerland and Trinidad. Other topics include biology, geology, meteorology, cartography, cave camping, emergency equipment, lighting and vertical equipment. Just for fun there's also fiction, poetry and humor on the subject. Journal measures 8-1/2" x 11" and has 334 pages plus fold-out maps (see photos). 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Just Call Me Coach; Hall of Fame Coach Dick Strahm's  Compelling Story of Success and Survival SIGNED by Strahm), Grindrod, John
14 Grindrod, John Just Call Me Coach; Hall of Fame Coach Dick Strahm's Compelling Story of Success and Survival SIGNED by Strahm)
USA Kennedy Printing Company 2008 0615265103 / 9780615265100 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Signed & Inscribed By Subject
Crisp and clean with pristine pages and page edges. No bumps to boards and no names or writing other than SIGNATURE and inscription by the subject, Dick Strahm, which reads thus: "To my favorite Chelatron nurse Marcia: Have a very Verry Christmas, Best wishes and God bless, Dick Strahm." Strahm is an Ohioan and a legendary coach who racked up a .736 winning percentge over his 24 years of coaching at the University of Findlay, Ohio. Book measures 7" x 9-1/2" and has 474 pages. Jacket will arrive in brand new mylar. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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Negro Leagues Chronology, The: Events in Organized Black Baseball, 1920-1948, Hauser, Christopher
15 Hauser, Christopher Negro Leagues Chronology, The: Events in Organized Black Baseball, 1920-1948
Jefferson, NC McFarland & Co Inc.,U.S. 2006 0786425164 / 9780786425167 Hard Cover NEW No DJ, as Issued 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Crisp, BRAND NEW book A comprehensive chronology which starts at the formation of the leagues in 1920 through to their dissolution in 1948. Includes info on league meetings, important games, pennant races, and criticism by prominent baseball critics. 210 pages. Indexed. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Boys' Life Magazine (Willie Mays Cover -- March, 1966), Hood, Robert (editor)
16 Hood, Robert (editor) Boys' Life Magazine (Willie Mays Cover -- March, 1966)
New Brunswick, New Jersey Boy Scouts of America 1966 Soft Cover Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
This is is a very special issue of this magazine for boys with the great Willie Mays on the cover. But not only is there that -- inside there's an article by Willie and his co-author titled "How I Play the Outfield." This of course comes with great photos including a color shot with Willie in the air. There's also a nice story about "a gas bag race" which today is called a hot ait balloon. Magazine measures 10-1/2" x 13-1/2" and has 70 pages. Only faults a re a small flat crease to lower fornt corner and a mailing label at bottom right of front cover. Overall a good one. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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17 Hopkinson, Deborah Girl Wonder: A Baseball Story in Nine Innings (SIGNED)
New York, New York, U.S.A. Atheneum 2003 0689833008 / 9780689833007 First Printing Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall SIGNED & Inscribed By Author
Crisp, clean, beautiful copy in like dustjacket. Lovely first printing with no tears or chips and no price clip. SIGNED and inscribed by author on front free endpaper thus, "To ------ & --------, Keep Swinging! Deborah Hopkinson, 10-3-03." Tells the true story of small-town Ohio girl, Alta Weiss, who taught the world, including a a semi-pro coach, that girls can really play ball! Alta went on to become the first female doctor in her graduating class. Wonderful art by Terry Widener adds to the charm, as does the real photo of Alta on the back cover. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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The Fernez Diving Apparatus (limited edition), Jackson, Peter; Rousseau, Philippe
18 Jackson, Peter; Rousseau, Philippe The Fernez Diving Apparatus (limited edition)
England Self-published 2010 Soft Cover Fine 
Very limited edition with a print run of just 250 books. Very clean inside and out, likely never read. No spine crease and no names or writing. Measures 6"x8-1/2" and has 90 pages. Much information about Maurice Fernez and his diving apparatus and many wonderful historic photographs. Also includes a facsmile of a French brochure advertsing his wares. Fernez was an inventor and pioneer in the field of underwater breathing apparatus, respirators and gas masks designed to unencumber the diver. He obtained a patent in 1912. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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Rights and Wrongs of Golf, Jones, Bob
19 Jones, Bob Rights and Wrongs of Golf
A.G. Spaulding & Sons 1935 Soft Cover Good-plus 
Nice, rather hard to find piece of golf ephemera written for the Spaulding Company by the legendary golfer, Bobby Jones. Booklet is very clean marred by two small abrasions -- one to upper front corner and one to upper back corner, both apparently the result of ill-advised price stickers. There are also a couple small stains to lower front cornera very tiny tear to lower back edge and a touch of wear to top and bottom of spine.. Contents pristine. Booklet shows a photograph of Jones on the cover, as well as four action shots at inside back cover. Text is illustrated with line drawings. Booklet measures 5"x7" and has 45 pages. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Autographed Sport Classics : The Boys of Summer, Babe, The Long Season  (All SIGNED), Kahn, Roger; Creamer, Robert; Brosman , Jim
20 Kahn, Roger; Creamer, Robert; Brosman , Jim Autographed Sport Classics : The Boys of Summer, Babe, The Long Season (All SIGNED)
Evanston, Illinois Holtzman Press Inc. Repints of All Hard Cover Fine in VG Slipcase No DJs as Issued SIGNED By Authors
There is no definitive date stated, but the books range from 1960-1974. All three are SIGNED with no inscriptions. Everything is clean and bright and pages are pristine inside and at outer edges. There are no names or writing and no bumps to boards. The only faults is some minor scuffing to the bottom of the slipcase from having been in and out of of the bookshelf. Very nice set. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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