The Inaugural 1933 All-Star Game, the 1939 Baseball Centennial at Cooperstown, DiMaggio's 56th hit, Thomson's "Shot Heard Round the World," Larsen's Perfecto, Maz's championship-winning homer, Maris' 61st—such are the great moments of this dramatic archive. Includes: 10/13/21 Milwaukee Leader page - "Giants Are Champions." 7/7/33 Charlotte Observer issue - "Babe Is Hero as American All-Stars Win" (w/team-composite image incl. Ruth and Gehrig). 6/13/39 New York Times "rag" edition complete issue - "With Baseball's Immortals at the Centennial at Cooperstown Yesterday" (3 images w/living inductees incl. Ruth, Wagner, Speaker, Johnson and Young). 7/17/41 San Francisco Chronicle sports section - "DiMaggio Bangs Three Hits in No. 56." 10/3/51 San Francisco Call/Bulletin issue - "Giant Homer Wins Flag." 10/9/56 NY Herald Tribute front section "Larsen Hurls Perfect Game; Yanks Take 3-2 Lead in Series" (w/Larsen/Topping/Webb image). 10/14/60 NY Daily News issue - "Bucs Grab Loot / Maz' Homer Beats Yanks, 10-9." 10/2/61 Green Bay Press-Gazette page - "Maris Wallops Rookie Pitch for 61st Homer."
Newspaper Archive Introduction: This lot forms part of an impressive collection of 1910s-1960s sports and U.S. history newspapers offered in our current auction. Typical of newspaper archives of this vintage, the preservation is quite strong in the central areas, with expected perimeter tanning and chipping. That said, it's important to emphasize that the pages are refreshingly sturdy and supple overall, not brittle unless specifically noted as such in rare instances. There are also some previously bound "rag" editions that came directly out of newspaper files and thus exhibit white pages with very little edge chipping.