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THE RACE - A Novel
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THE RACE - A Novel

By Walkup, Eunice; Otis, Oscar

London: Secker and Warburg, 1973. 446 pp. Green boards lettered in gilt on the spine; illustrated endpapers. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket with a few small nicks around the edges; price intact; no interior markings. The front cover photograph, a sort of behind the scenes effort, was by Fred Mayer. Kentucky Derby time and the President of Churchill Downs Racecourse faced unusual and dangerous problems, including a murder/kidnapping.... First UK Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Fred Mayer;. 8vo.

$19.95

KICK OFF - A Novel
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KICK OFF - A Novel

By Baldwin, Thomas

Chicago: Goldsmith Publishing, 1932. 120 pp. Red boards decorated in black on the front panel and spine. Edge and corner wear on the dustjacket with some fading on the spine and some rippling on the rear panel; minor darkening around the edges of the text block; previous owner's name on the half-title page. Gridiron action.... First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good-/Very Good-. 12mo.

$9.95

THREE DUFFY HOUSE MYSTERIES: Murder in Wrigley Field; Bleeding Dodger Blue; Fear in Fenway
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THREE DUFFY HOUSE MYSTERIES: Murder in Wrigley Field; Bleeding Dodger Blue; Fear in Fenway

By Evers, Crabbe (pen name used by William Brashler and Reinder Van Til)

New York: Bantam Books; Avon Books, 1991. 247, 213, 244 pp. All three books have light edge and corner wear; two have some minor creasing on the spines; Wrigley Field has been store stamped, the other two are without interior markings. To be clear, the books hare are: Murder in Wrigley Field; Bleeding Dodger Blue; and Fear in Fenway. Even in baseball, people get murdered... and someone has to catch the killers. . First Paperback Printings. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by John Hull;.

$14.95

TOM HARMON AND THE GREAT GRIDIRON PLOT
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TOM HARMON AND THE GREAT GRIDIRON PLOT

By Dender, Jay

Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing Company, 1946. 251 pp. Brown boards lettered in orange on the front panel and spine. Wear at the corners of the dustjacket with some nicks and chips around the edges; faint pencil marks on the front panel. This is a football novel featuring the great Tom Harmon as the lead character, facing the threat of losing his coach if the team doesn't win the conference championship while facing some of the toughest opposition ever. Illustrated with line drawings by Henry E. Vallely. Thomas Dudley Harmon, also known as Old 98, was a military pilot and a sports broadcaster, but before that, he was an All-American football player and a Heisman Trophy winner. During World War II, he was an Army pilot and, after the war, he played professional football with the L.A. Rams, going on to become a sports broadcaster, first for CBS, then for ABC. His son, Mark Harmon, played football for the UCLA Bruins before going on to a career as an actor, most recently as the star of NCIS. And his daughter Kristin married recording artist and TV star Ricky Nelson.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good-. Illus. by Henry E. Vallely;. 12mo.

$9.95

THE BLACK BONSPIEL OF WILLIE MacCRIMMON
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THE BLACK BONSPIEL OF WILLIE MacCRIMMON

By Mitchell, W. O.

Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1993. 135 pp. Black boards lettered in silver on the spine; headband. Illustrated with drawings by Wesley W. Bates. Lighly rubbed on the corners of the dustjacket with a crease in the lower right of the front flap; price intact; no interior markings. A fine, old fashioned funny story. You might even call it a sweeping saga. A deal with the devil and a curling match to end all curling matches.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Wesley W. Bates;. 12mo.

$14.95

WINNING - A Football Novel
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WINNING - A Football Novel

By Brancato, Robin

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. 173 pp. Quarter-bound in red on green boards; lettered in gilt on the spine. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. Dj art by Stephen Marchesi. Winning was the second step; wanting to win was the first. Those were the words of his football coach. But he was no longer one of the guys in the locker room; he was alone and paralyzed, the unlucky victim of a simple tackle. Winning is a compelling story about competition, an intense psychological drama which exposes different facets of everyone's vulnerability, a novel about the things that distinguish true winners.. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Stephen Marchesi;. 8vo.

$9.95

DROPKICK - A Football Fantasy
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DROPKICK - A Football Fantasy

By Dillman, Bradford

Norwalk, Connecticut: Cronopio Publishing, 1998. 197 pp. Quarter-bound in dark brown on light brown boards; lettered in gilt on the spine. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; ink mark on the lower edge of the text block; no interior markings. The author, actor Bradford Dillman, passed away in January, 2018. As well as being a well-known actor, he was also an unpaid scout for the San Francisco 49ers. And a writer. Here, Los Angeles is awarded a National Fooball League franchise. The proud owner, a general of the Commandos for Christ, celebrates his victory a little too strenuously, dies during sex and puts his widow, an aspiring movie star, in charge. And to build a competitive team, she and the new coach put together a collections of thugs and zanies that include an alcoholic quarterback, a receiver who believes in extraterrestrials, a safety who moonlights as a male stripper, a blocker who's a concert pianist, and a miniature Serbian placekicker. After that, it just gets strange... and even funnier.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$24.95

TOO LATE TO QUIT - A Bronc Burnett Story
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TOO LATE TO QUIT - A Bronc Burnett Story

By McCormick, Wilfred

New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1963. 176 pp. Pictorial boards; brown upper edge. Lists to itself inside and on the rear panel. Light wear on the corners with some minor foxing on the front panel; no interior markings; as issued, no dustjacket. The story finds Bronc and his teammates in Honolulu for a dedication game with the Hawaiian all-stars. At first, it looked like a fun win for the mainland champs, but it didn't take long for them to figure out they had been tricked into playing a game against some serious ringers.. First Printing - First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo.

$19.95

FOURTH AND LONG GONE - A Football Novel
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FOURTH AND LONG GONE - A Football Novel

By Rodgers, Pepper

Atlanta, Georgia: Peachtree Publishers, 1984. 296 pp. Green boards lettered in gilt on the spine; headband. Dj art by Ray Mellen. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket with a short tear and some rubbing on the upper left of the front panel; short tears and associated creasing on the upper edge of the rear panel; price intact; no interior markings. Franklin Cullen "Pepper" Rodgers is a former college football player and coach. He was the head coach at the University of Kansas (1967 - 1970), University of California, Los Angeles (1971 - 1973), and the Georgia Institute of Technology (1974 - 1979), compiling a career college football record of 73-65-3. Rodgers was also the head coach of the United States Football League's Memphis Showboats from 1984 to 1985 and of the Canadian Football League's Memphis Mad Dogs in 1995. He also served as the Washington Redskins director of football from 2001 to 2004. During all that, he found time to write a novel, the inside story of college football recruiting, a spicy, rollicking and entertaining look at what it's really like behind the scenes of big-time college football. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good-. Illus. by Ray Mellen;. 8vo.

$14.95

FRED FENTON IN THE LINE - or The Football Boys of Riverport School
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FRED FENTON IN THE LINE - or The Football Boys of Riverport School

By Chapman, Allen

New York: Cupples and Leon, 1913. 206 pp. Beige cloth with a red and black pictorial on the front panel; lettered in black on the front panel; decorated in red and black on the spine. Some wear at the corners with some minor discolouration on the boards; the rear hinge is tight with the gutter intact; the front hinge is a bit loose with a short split on the lower gutter. Illustrated. The second book in the Fred Fenton Athletic Series.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good-. 12mo.

$19.95

THRILLING SPORTS - Volume 24, number 2 - Winter 1951
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THRILLING SPORTS - Volume 24, number 2 - Winter 1951

By Anonymous (editor) (William O'Sullivan; T. W. Ford; Walt Sheldon; Loring Benton; William R. Cox; Bob Wilton; Scott Morgan; Cap Fanning)

Toronto: Better Publications of Canada, 1951. 130 pp. Please note before reading on that the front cover is almost off and that a fragment, still present, has broken off on the left side of the front cover. This issue contains: Stanley Cup Crazy - a novelet by William O'Sullivan; Short Stories: No More Touchdowns by T. W. Ford; Cold Steel by Walt Sheldon; County Match by Loring Benton; Return Bout by William R. Cox; Where There's Life by Bob Wilton; Ice on His Heart by Scott Morgan; and The Sideline - a department by Cap Fanning.. First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Good Only. 4to. Pulp Magazine.

$14.95

STREET AND SMITH'S SPORT STORY MAGAZINE - Volume 58, number 4 - February 2nd 1938
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STREET AND SMITH'S SPORT STORY MAGAZINE - Volume 58, number 4 - February 2nd 1938

By Anonymous (editor) (Leslie McFarlane; Jackson V. Scholz; T. W. Ford; Arthur Mann; Leonard Lupton; Dabney Horton; Jack Volney; Robert N. Bryan; William Inglis; Arthur L. Rafter; Handley Cross)

New York: Street and Smith, 1938. 128 pp. General wear. Cover art by Joseph Farrelly. This issue contains: Elmer from the Arctic - a novelette by Leslie McFarlane (also wrote as Franklin W. Dixon - The Hardy Boys); Garden Challenge - a novelette by Jackson V. Scholz; Short Stories: Big 10 by T. W. Ford; Loser Wins by Arthur Mann; The Bobber of Seville by Leonard Lupton; Soccer Soldier by Dabney Horton; and Bowler's Bait by Jack Volney; along with Making a Hockey Fan - verse by Arthur L. Rafter; Basket-ball Ramblers - part 3 - by Robert N. Bryan; The Amazing Kid McCoy - part 2 by William Inglis; and all the usual features, including Big Moments in Sport and From the Bleachers by Handley Cross.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Joseph Farrelly;. 4to. Pulp Magazine.

$29.95

STREET AND SMITH'S SPORT STORY MAGAZINE - Volume 57, number 5 - December 1st 1937
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STREET AND SMITH'S SPORT STORY MAGAZINE - Volume 57, number 5 - December 1st 1937

By Anonymous (editor) (Royal Hall; Jackson V. Scholz; Eric Rober; Bruce Dunn; Leslie McFarlane; Leonard Lupton; T. W. Ford; Dabney Horton; Rip Miller; Arthur L. Rafter; Handley Cross)

New York: Street and Smith, 1937. 128 pp. General wear. This issue contains: Old Navy Name - a novelette by Royal Hall; Short Stories: Slippery Miles by Jackson V. Scholz; Fixed Fight - Foreclosed by Eric Rober; The Nothing Pitcher by Bruce Dunn; Baldwin Takes Advice by Leslie McFarlane (also wrote as Franklin W. Dixon - The Hardy Boys); Hayseed Holiday by Leonard Lupton; along with How's That For High and His Share of Football Glory - verse by Arthur L. Rafter; Stadium Slaves - part 1 of 4 - by T. W. Ford; Pigskin U - part 4 of 4 by Dabney Horton; The Way Navy Plays Football - an article by Rip Miller; and all the usual features, including From the Bleachers by Handley Cross.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 4to. Pulp Magazine.

$29.95

TOM HARMON AND THE GREAT GRIDIRON PLOT
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TOM HARMON AND THE GREAT GRIDIRON PLOT

By Dender, Jay

Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing Company, 1946. 251 pp. Whitman Book 2323. Brown boards lettered in orange on the front panel and spine; illustrated endpapers. Chipping at the corners and around the edges of the dustjacket with a bit of loss at the head and foot of the spine; also, a few short tears around the edges; previous owner's name and inscription inside. This is a novel featuring the great Tom Harmon as the lead character, facing the threat of losing his coach if the team doesn't win the conference championship while facing some of the toughest opposition ever. Illustrated with line drawings by Henry E. Vallely. Thomas Dudley Harmon, also known as Old 98, was a military pilot and a sports broadcaster, but before that, he was an All-American football player and a Heisman Trophy winner. During World War II, he was an Army pilot and, after the war, he played professional football with the L.A. Rams, going on to become a sports broadcaster, first for CBS, then for ABC. His son, Mark Harmon, played football for the UCLA Bruins before going on to a career as an actor, most recently the star of NCIS. And his daughter Kristin married recording artist and TV star Ricky Nelson.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good Only. Illus. by Henry E. Vallely;. 12mo.

$9.95

CRACK OF THE BAT - Stories of Baseball
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CRACK OF THE BAT - Stories of Baseball

By Fenner, Phyllis R. (editor) (Stephen Meader; Jackson V. Scholz; Paschal N. Strong; John R. Tunis; B. J. Chute; Harold M. Sherman; Frank Graham; Babe Ruth; R. G. Emery)

New York: Alfred A. Knopf;, 1964. 160 pp. Pictorial boards; gold endpapers. Light wear on the corners with some discolouration on the front pastedown; previous owner's name inside; as issued, no dustjacket. This anthology contains: Crooked Arm by Stephen Meader; Keystone Feud by Jackson V. Scholz; Behind the Plate by Paschal N. Strong; The Unpredictable Dodgers by John R. Tunis; Dumb Bunny by B. J. Chute; The Fly Chaser by Harold M. Sherman; Joining the Yankees by Frank Graham; How Babe Got His Name by Babe Ruth with Bob Considine; Coleman Comes Back by R. G. Emery; and Three Hundred Innings by Stephen Meader.. Sixth Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

TEEN AGE BASEBALL STORIES
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TEEN AGE BASEBALL STORIES

By Owen, Frank (editor) (C. W. Whittemore; H. C. McFadyen; W. T. Person; Holmes Alexander; Richard Hooker; Nathan B. Lincoln; Herbert L. McNary; John O. Hubler; Jack Anderson; Gertrude Schweitzer; John Gartner)

New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1948. 255 pp. Brown tweed boards decorated in black on the front panel and spine; red upper edge. Wear at the corners of the dustjacket with a short tear on the lower right of the front panel; some discolouration around the edges of the dustjacket; no interior markings. Dj art by Frank Vaughn. This anthology of short stories contains: One Mighty Clout by C. W. Whittemore; The Pitch Out by H. C. McFadyen; Speed Ball Porter by W. T. Person; Now in October by Holmes Alexander; Sacrifishial Play by W. T. Person; Headline Happy by H. C. McFadyen; God Bless America by W. T. Person; Weird Windup by Richard Hooker; Four Legged Baseball by Nathan B. Lincoln; An Ump Goes West by Herbert McNary; The Wrong Game by John O. Hubler; Surprise Pitch by Jack Anderson; Pitching Secret by W. T. Person; We Go Together by Gertrude Schweitzer; Winning Pitcher by John Gartner; and Baseball Ghost Walks Again by W. T. Person.. First Printing - First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Frank Vaughn;. 8vo.

$14.95

THE ROAR OF THE SNEAKERS
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THE ROAR OF THE SNEAKERS

By Gold, Robert S. (editor) (Nelson Algren; Larry McMurtry; Gene Williams; Jon L. Breen; Jack Olsen; John Wain; Frederick Exley; Don DeLillo; Irvin Faust; Alvin Greenberg; Henry H. Roth; John Cheever; John Updike; Irwin Shaw; Roger Angell; Gerald Kersh)

New York: Bantam Books, 1977. 293 pp. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; previous owner's name on the front endpaper. This anthology of sports stories contains: Dark Came Early in That Country by Nelson Algren; A Non-Contact Sport by Larry McMurtry; Sticky My Fingers Fleet My Feet by Gene Williams; Frank Merriswell's Greatest Case or The Daring One-Hander by Jon L. Breen; Winning Is Better by Jack Olsen; Manhood by John Wain; The Polo Grounds by Frederick Exley; Scrimmage by Don DeLillo; Roar Lion Roar by Irvin Faust; The Real Meaning of the Faust Legend by Alvin Greenberg; The Cinderella Kid by Henry H. Roth; The National Pastime by John Cheever; The Slump by John Updike; Mixed Doubles by Irwin Shaw; Tennis by Roger Angell; Ali the Terrible Turk by Gerald Kersh; Stillman's Gym by Budd Schulberg; The Hustler by Walter Tevis; The Transient by Stanley Elkin; American Pastime by David O. Weber; and The Last Mile by Brian Glanville.. First Paperback Printing. Paperback. Very Good.

$9.95

PUCK IS A FOUR LETTER WORD - A Novel
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PUCK IS A FOUR LETTER WORD - A Novel

By Orr, Frank

Toronto: Methuen, 1982. 278 pp. Black boards lettered in silver on the spine; headband. Light rubbing at the corners of the dustjacket; bookplate on the front free endpaper. Dj art by Chuck Nichols. He couldn't believe it. He was a star centre who helped the Montreal Canadiens to a string of Stanley Cup victories and he had been drafted by an expansion club in Cleveland, a city not noted for hockey mania. A Toronto Maple Leaf all-star was also drafted by the Cleveland team. A seriously funny novel about life in the NHL and the politics, front office double dealing, coaching idiocy and the crazy life of the professional hockey player.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Chuck Nichols;. 8vo.

$17.95

THE YEAR THE YANKEES LOST THE PENNANT - A Baseball Novel
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THE YEAR THE YANKEES LOST THE PENNANT - A Baseball Novel

By Wallop, Douglass

New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 1954. 250 pp. Yellow boards decorated in black on the spine. This includes a dropped-in copy of the review for the Book of the Month Club by John P. Marquand. Wear at the corners of the dustjacket with some nicks and chips and short tears around the edges; no interior markings. Dj art by Willard Mullin. Whether or not you are a baseball fan, just so long as you have heard of the New York Yankees and have learned to go along with the rest of the people and hate them for what they are, a band of flawless athletes who have committed the sin of winning without blushing... just so long as you have heard of them that way, then you can enjoy this book. You don't have to be a fan. Just like Joe Boyd, most definitely not a fan of the Yankees. He lived and died for the Washington Senators, basically a gang of losers. And then he met a certain Mr. Applegate, a devil of a guy, to whom he sold his soul in order to help the Senators.... Book Club Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good-. Illus. by Willard Mullin;. 8vo.

$9.95

THE CANVAS COFFIN
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THE CANVAS COFFIN

By Gault, William Campbell

New York: Dell Books, 1954. 191 pp. Dell Book 795. General wear with light edge and corner wear with some creasing on the spine; no interior markings. Cover art by Bill George. Ringside violence and a brutal murder, a punch drunk fighter and a worried manager.... First Paperback Printing. Paperback. Very Good. Illus. by Bill George;.

$9.95

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