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Sport (Vintage sports magazine, Apr 1950)

Sport (Vintage sports magazine, Apr 1950)

SKU: 125554

Elder, O.J. (publisher); John Lardner, Bob Brumby, Bill Veeck to Gordon Cobbledick, Frank Graham, Bill Rives, Ed Fitzgerald, Bob Richelson, Grantland Rice, Bill Stern, Quentin Reynolds, Al Stump, Tom Meany w/ Jerry Mitchell, Jack Sher (contributors); John Cullen Murphy, Griffith Foxley (art)
New York: Macfadden Publications, 1950. V8 N4, April 1950. Distributed by ID. 96pp, b/w/color throughout. Vintage postwar sports magazine devoted to sports of all types, mostly baseball, but also including those of discerning legal integrity, like cockfighting. Here the sport is document in 3pp by Lardner, who discusses its associations with prominent historical figures, its legal and moral issues, recent vice raids, and features images of duelling cocks, spectators/participants, and readying for a fight.   Also featured is Casey Stengel (front, Ozzie Sweet ph.), boxing referees, Eddie Waitkus, John McGraw, Detroit hockey, Leo Durocher, Slammin' Sam Jackson Snead, boxer Joann Hagen, Kyle Rote, Andy Pafko, horseracing, Grover Cleveland Alexander, golf fashion, and smoking Kirk Douglas on the rear panel. This issue was produced with a few variant covers, all changing the white banner headlines on the front cover (this being the only one crediting Lardner's article on the front). VG, rubbing, small tears, rear panel creased.  [Book ID 125554] [Magazines]


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