The “Big Apple” shines in this 1955-2008 New York area multi-sport publication lot of (26). Highlights are (6) vintage baseball yearbooks: Dodgers: 1956 (VG-EX); (2) Giants: 1956 (VG-EX), 1957 (VG-EX); (2) Mets: 1962 inaugural year (VG-EX), 1968 (VG-EX); Yankees: 1956 (GD-VG). Additional highlights are: 1965-66 Knicks program (VG) signed by (6) average (“8”) with B. Cunningham and D. Schayes; 1964 Rangers program (VG-EX), 3/19/66 NIT program (VG-EX); 1962 Mets program (VG) signed by M. Mota (“6”) and J. Orsino (“9”). More on our website.
Many of the offered items present better than the assigned technical grades mandated by minor corner creases and/or moderate spine wear.
In addition to signatures there are pen notations in an unknown hand on the cover of the Knicks program listed above. The other (4) signers are E. Bryant, A. Bianchi, L. Chappell and G. Ward. The signed Mets program listed above also has pen notations in an unknown hand. Both of these programs are without authentication due to time/cost constraints.
Also present are:
(6) Mets programs: 1962 (VG-EX), 1965 (EX) with deference to pen marks, 1966 (VG) with major spine split, 1967 (VG-EX) with small pen marks and a light stain, 1968 (VG), 1970 with World Series trophy cover photo (VG) with small pen score notation
(5) Yankees programs: 1960 (VG-EX) with Yankees HOFers cover including Ruth, Gehrig & DiMaggio, 1963 (VG-EX) with “40th Anniversary Home of Champions” cover, 1965 (VG-EX), 1966 (VG-EX) with small pen score notations, 1967 (EX) with pen score/date notations
1966 ALDS program (EX-MT) Yankees version
2008 Mets Yearbook (EX-MT)
(3) Knicks programs: 3/3/63 (VG-EX) with Cousy drawing cover and small stain, 1966-67 (VG-EX) with pen scoring notations, 12/27/70 (EX)