The Sporting News Baseball Register

A reader asks the following:

“I have a Baseball Register book 1957 edition, published by The Sporting News
Very good condition..
Can you tell me if it’s a collector’s item and it’s value.”

So we head back to our trustworthy barometer of what’s collectible – eBay, and do a quick search.

Currently there’s a seller offering 5 issues from the 1940’s:

1941 Baseball Register Chicago Cubs Chicago White Sox – current bid: $19.99
1942 Baseball Register Joe DiMaggio Lou Gehrig Yankees – current bid: $23.49
1943 Baseball Register Babe Ruth Shoeless Joe Jackson – current bid: $20.50
1944 Baseball Register Rube Waddell Lou Gehrig – current bid: $20.50
1945 Baseball Register Bill Southworth 1944 Cardinals – current bid: $9.99

All of these auctions end tomorrow, so we’ll post an update on the final results.

UPDATE December 10, 2005

We did find a 1957 completed auction with these results:

1957 Baseball Register Babe Ruth Ty Cobb: 3 bids – $29.13

And the results for the others:
1949 Baseball Register Ted Williams Stan Musial: 2 bids – $10.49
1948 Baseball Register Babe Ruth New York Yankees: 4 bids – $26.50
1947 Baseball Register Walter Johnson: 5 bids – $41.00
1946 Baseball Register 1927 New York Yankees: 11 bids – $48.13
1945 Baseball Register Bill Southworth 1944 Cardinals: 3 bids – $12.25
1944 Baseball Register Rube Waddell Lou Gehrig: 3 bids – $20.50
1943 Baseball Register Babe Ruth Shoeless Joe Jackson: 3 bids – $21.50
1942 Baseball Register Joe DiMaggio Lou Gehrig Yankees: 6 bids – $32.00
1941 Baseball Register Chicago Cubs Chicago White Sox: 3 bids – $20.50

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