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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.



AMERICA'S NATIONAL GAME HISTORIC FACTS CONCERNING THE BEGINNING EVOLUTION, DEVELOPMENT AND POPULARITY OF BASE BALL WITH PERSONAL REMINISCENCES OF ITS VICISSITUDES, ITS VICTORIES AND ITS VOTARIES by [Baseball]: Spalding, A.G

New York: American Sports Publishing Company, 1911. xix,[1],[1]-542pp. Thick octavo. Bright blue ribbed cloth, lettered in gilt, and with gilt depiction of Uncle Sam at bat on the upper cover. Portrait, frontis, illustrations, photographs and plates (som…

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

$2,750.00


[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 the ba…

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$5,000.00


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


[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


Steve Carlton: Star Southpaw by Ward, Martha Eads

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1975 First Printing of the First Edition. Putnam's Sports Shelf Biography series. On September 15, 1969, Steve Carlton, struck out 19 New York Mets, setting the all-time record at that time for strikeouts in a nine i…

From Idler Fine Books

$125.00


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


St. Louis Cardinals, the Story of a Great Baseball Club, the by Lieb, Frederick G

Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Third impression of 2nd printing, VG/G+ as much soiling and chips to dj, spot on tp, ill., signed by author on fep. Lieb wrote for 30 years and has insider views of how the club became so popular and successful at winning. He …

From BohemianBookworm

$192.59


Frank Howard: The Gentle Giant by Hirshberg, Albert; [Frank Howard]

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1973 First printing of the first edition. Putnam's Sports Shelf Biography series. Frontispiece portrait drawing of Frank Howard, 190pp., with index. Frank Howard was the National League's Rookie of the Year in 19…

From Idler Fine Books

$150.00


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


THE BIG RED MACHINE by Hertzel, Bob

New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1976. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book is in VG condition with light rubbing to edges, light bumping to spine ends, previous owner's pasted stamp t…

From JB's Book Vault

$150.00


Boston Red Sox 1962 Yearbook

Boston Red Sox 1962 Yearbook. Statistics for the 1961 season, the rookie year of Carl Yastrzemski. Signed by Yaz at his picture. Also signed by Frank Malzone at his picture.The cover signatures are Mike Fornieles, Earl Wilson and what appears to be Chuck …

From Ashlar Books

$200.00


WARD HILL AT WESTON A STORY OF AMERICAN SCHOOL LIFE by [Baseball Fiction]: Tomlinson, Everett T

Philadelphia: A.J. Rowland, 1897. Slate blue cloth, decorated in silver with baseball and cobweb motif, lettered in gilt. Frontis. A few faint flecks to cloth sizing, spine a bit cocked, but very good. First edition. Inscribed and signed by the prolific …

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

$125.00


Official Program and Score Card Brooklyn Dodgers 1944 by SIGNED BY PLAYERS Max Macon and Tommy Holmes

New York: Harry M. Stevens, Inc. Publisher, 1944. Original printed stapled wrappers with 8 pp. ads and 2 pp. score card, the score card unmarked. SIGNED in pencil rear cover by Boston Braves infielder Max Macon, and SIGNED on a torn sheet of ruled paper l…

From Dale Steffey Books

$350.00


How to Hit by Johnny Mize

A signed first edition, first printing of How to Hit by Johnny Mize "as told to Murray Kaufman With a Foreword by Tommy Henrich. Profusely illustrated with Photographs and Diagrams." Signed boldly by the Big Cat on the ffep. Book is near fine. Let's call…

From Biblio Baggins

$250.00


Roger Maris at Bat by Maris, Roger and Jim Ogle

New York: Duell, Sloan, & Pierce, 1962. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. New York: Duell, Sloan, & Pierce, 1962. Stated First Edition. Near Fine/Very Good+. Stated "First Edition" on copyright page in unclipped original dust jac…

From Old Scrolls Book Shop

$200.00


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