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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.

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…

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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…

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[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…

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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…

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[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 gelatin silver portrait photograph. Image size approximately 19" x 14½" on a 22" x 19" thick card mount. Hand captioned beneath the image: "Grace Presbyterian Base Ball Team …

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[Baseball Shape Book, cover title]: New York Souvenir September 1908 [Alternative title]: The Morning Newspaper Baseball League sends Greetings and Invites New York to the First Printers' National Baseball Tournament

New York: The Morning Newspaper Baseball League, 1908. Hardcover. Near Fine. Cord-tied thick boards, die-cut into the shape of a baseball mitt. [114]pp. Elaborately illustrated souvenir volume. Some small scrapes on the front board, else near fine. Enum…

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The Babe: A Life in Pictures by Ritter, Lawrence S. (and Mark Rucker)

New York, Ticknor and Fields, 1988, large format hardcover (9" x 12"), 282 pp, First Edition, First Printing by numberline, Very Good in Very Good dustjacket, Association Copy, Signed by the author and inscribed to the American paleontologist, evolutionar…

From West of Eden Books


My Secrets of Playing Baseball by Willie Mays with Howard Liss

My Secrets of Playing Baseball by Willie Mays with Howard Lies. Few played the game better. Mays discusses his techniques and uses filmed sequences to better illustrate those techniques.Book is a review copy with material from the publisher laid in. Jac…

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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 (so…

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Around the World with the Base Ball Bugs [cover title]: On the Road with the Base Ball Bugs by REGAN, "Jack" and Will E. Stahl

Chicago, Ill: J. Regan & Co, 1910. Softcover. Very Good. First edition. 93pp. Illustrated wrappers. Pages a bit browned with small nicks and tears at the extremities, an attractive, very good copy of a fairly fragile volume. A children's book on basebal…

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Won In The Ninth by Christy Mathewson

No statement of edition is present. As to the book's condition, it shows the degree of wear one would expect for a book approaching its 110th year. Previous owne'rs name and "Xmas 1910" written in pencil on ffep. Won In The Ninth was "The first of a seri…

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The Only Way I Know. by RIPKEN, Jr., Cal and Mike Bryan

New York: Viking, 1997. Signed by Cal Ripken, Jr. on the half-title page. First edition / First printing. Includes envelope with collector baseball card tipped into the rear of the book. Blue paper spine, white paper-covered boards. Very fine in very …

From Orpheus Books


[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 …

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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


Baseball by Crane, Newton

London: George Bell & Sons, York Street, Covent Garden, 1891. First edition. [8], 103 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Gray cloth, stamped in black, endpapers with ads, and 4 extra pp. of ads at front and back, for Spaulding, Draper and Maynard. Very good copy of an ex…

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