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If baseball is your passion, be sure to look through the rare baseball books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room. From signed autobiographies and biographies of famous baseball players to thick in-depth critiques of obscure baseball plays and strategies, there is a large variety of choices available. Many of the rare baseball books are signed or are first editions, and any of them would be a great gift for the baseball fan in your life. Be sure to browse the rare baseball books featured in the Biblio Rare Book Room.



[Original Team Portrait Photograph of an African-American Baseball Team]: Grace Presbyterian Base Ball Team Champions Presbyterian Brotherhood League Season 1911 by WEBB, H.T

[Chicago]: H.T. Webb, 32 S. Clark St, 1911. Unbound. Near Fine. Mammoth plate silver gelatin portrait photograph. Image size approximately 19" x 14.5" on a 22" x 19" thick card mount. Hand captioned beneath the image: "Grace Presbyterian Base Ball Team ...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$12,000.00


The Babe Ruth Story. by Ruth, Babe

New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc, 1948. First edition of Ruth's autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated, pictorial endpapers. Boldly signed by Babe Ruth on the half-title page. Fine in the original dust jacket with some wear and tear. As t...

From Raptis Rare Books

$10,500.00


The Natural by MALAMUD, Bernard

New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1952. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Spine a little faded, near fine in the gray binding (one of three, with no priority) in a very near fine, price-clipped dustwrapper with a couple of tiny tears an...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$8,500.00


WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR. THE LIFE STORY OF JACKIE ROBINSON by ROBINSON, Jackie and ROWAN, Carl T

New York: Random House, (1960). First Edition. Hardcover. Slightly cocked, boards slightly warped. Dustwrapper is price-clipped with minor edgewear and rubbing. Very Good in a Very Good dustwrapper. Illustrated with eight pages of black-and-white photog...

From Charles Agvent

$5,625.00


WILSON READY-TO-WEAR [with] MADE-TO-MEASURE BASEBALL UNIFORMS, SEASON 1931 by [BASEBALL]. Wilson-Western Sporting Goods Company

New York, Chicago, San Francisco: Wilson-Western Sporting Goods Company, 1930. First edition. 2 volumes. 8vo. The wrappers are illustrated with Rogers Hornsby in batting stance on the front cover. There are some marginal tears and general wear and soilin...

From Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd

$5,000.00


[College Yearbook]: The 1924 Columbian by (GEHRIG, Lou). BOOSS, F.C., ed

New York: Senior Class Columbia College, 1924. Hardcover. Very Good. First and only edition. Rubbed with wear at the extremities and hinges a touch loose, very good. 1924 Columbia Yearbook featuring photos and accounts of Lou Gehrig's exploits on th...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$5,000.00


In the Matter of Peter Edward Rose, Manager, Cincinnati Reds Baseball Club: Report to the Commissioner (a.k.a. The Dowd Report) by (ROSE, Pete). DOWD, John M

New York: Office of the Commissioner Major League Baseball, 1989. Softcover. Near Fine. First edition. Quarto. Plastic comb-bound photo-duplicated pages with a clear plastic front cover and cardstock rear cover. 225pp. Handwritten copyright notice on th...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$5,000.00


My Baseball Diary by FARRELL, James T

New York: A.S. Barnes, 1957. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. First edition. Gift inscription dated 1959, boards a bit soiled, a very good only copy in a price-clipped, good or better dustwrapper with small chips and tears. Engaging reminiscences of the game ...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$5,000.00


Only the Ball Was White (Jackie Robinson's Copy) by Robert W. Peterson

Englewood Cliifs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1970. First Edition. Cloth. Collectible; Fine/Fine. An historic, very important ASSOCIATION copy, BELONGING TO JACKIE ROBINSON! LAID-IN IS AN IMMACULATE PRENTICE-HALL REVIEW SLIP, ADDRESSED TO JACKIE ROBINSON...

From Appledore Books, ABAA

$5,000.00


Base-Ball: How to Become a Player, with the Origin, History, and Explanation of the Game by WARD, John Montgomery

Philadelphia: The Athletic Publishing Company, 1888. Hardcover. Near Fine. First edition, wrappered issue. 149pp. Bound in black cloth covers with the wrappers bound in. A couple of old professional paper repairs, slight wear, a near fine copy. Ward was...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$3,500.00


Baseballogy by COOKE, Edmund Vance

Chicago: Forbes & Company, 1912. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Pictorial paper over boards. Fine in fine dustwrapper. An attractive and uncommon book of humorous verse about baseball, rare both in jacket and in this condition. ...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$3,500.00


Typed Letter Signed ("Mickey Mantle") by MANTLE, Mickey

Unbound. Very Good. Typed Letter Signed by Mickey Mantle on New York Yankees, Inc. stationery, and dated July 28, 1953. Folded as mailed, a small section of bleed-through from a piece of tape on the verso (since removed), some finger smudges, a very goo...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$3,500.00


[Typescript]: The Pages of this Book have to do with The Activities of the Kickapoo Valley Baseball League and that Stellar Player "Slugger" Sutton by (SUTTON, "Slugger")

[Richland Center, Wisconsin, 1938. Softcover. Fine. Typescript. [38]pp., and [3]pp. Black three-ring binder with typescript pages, printed rectos only; several cardstock separators, one with a typed label bearing the title; and a rear pocket with three ...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$3,500.00


The Sun Field by BROUN, Heywood

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1923. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. First edition. Owner name in pencil on the front fly, a couple of small splash marks and a small sunned patch near the front gutter, a very good or better copy in near fine dustwrapper ...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$3,500.00


Boston Typo-Athlete. Official Organ of the Union Printers. National Baseball League

Boston: (Boston Union Printers Baseball Association), 1912. Hardcover. Very Good. A complete run consisting of Issues 1-7, dated August 19 - August 25, 1912. Quarto, bound into marbled endpapers, three-quarter morocco and cloth. Some pages with closed t...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$3,000.00


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