The NYT complete issues feature World Series images throughout. Sports sections relating to Maris' pursuit of Ruth's record are highlighted by: 9/27/61 Chicago Daily Tribune - "Maris Hits 60th 4 Games Too Late" (w/2 Maris images); 10/2/61 Cleveland Plain Dealer - "Maris Hits 61st" (w/3 Maris images); 10/2/61 Green Bay Press Gazette "Maris Wallops Rookie Pitch for 61st HR" (w/2 Maris images); 10/2/61 Newark Star Ledger "Maris stands alone! 1st to hit 61" (w/2 Maris images). There is also 1 miscellaneous sports section and 4 single pages covering the 61st, including a few pertinent images.
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.