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Record Books: Indianapolis News

Indianapolis News Record Books were first produced in 1942. This annual continued well into the 1980s...perhaps into the 1990s. In keeping with the vintage basketball theme of this website, I'll stop at 1970. The 1946 booklet explains how these booklets were not produced in 1944 and 1945 due to the war. It also explains that the first booklet was dedicated to James Naismith for the creation of basketball. While not shown, my personal collection also includes, 1971-1979, 81, 84, and 87.

Indianapolis News - 1942
Indianapolis News - 1943
Indianapolis News - 1946
Indianapolis News - 1948
Indianapolis News - 1949
Indianapolis News - 1950
Indianapolis News - 1951
Indianapolis News - 1953
Indianapolis News - 1954
Indianapolis News - 1957
Indianapolis News - 1958
Indianapolis News - 1959
Indianapolis News - 1960
Indianapolis News - 1961
Indianapolis News - 1962
Indianapolis News - 1963
Indianapolis News - 1964
Indianapolis News - 1965
Indianapolis News - 1966
Indianapolis News - 1967
Indianapolis News - 1968
Indianapolis News - 1969
Indianapolis News - 1970

My Most Recent Blogs

Story-paper Tabloids - Feb. 28, 2017

You may be familiar with the term pulp, used to describe some of the older, cheaply made periodicals from many years ago. However, the term "story-paper tabloid" may not be as common. Story-paper tabloids are similar to pulps in the low quality of the materials used, but differ in their format and size. Produced using cheat wood pulp paper, they ...

Seldom seen Clark Candy Cards! - June 19, 2016

Recently, I was lucky enough to find 10 of the 16 cards from the 1954 Clark Candy basketball set. These cards are quite rare and seldom seen, even by advanced basketball collectors.

Rare Album Postcard Acquired - March 1, 2016

Recently, I came across a surprising find - the 1928 Cuban Aguilitas Album Redemption postcard. When I've seen these in the past, they have always been baseball related. This one is basketball themed and shows the same image as card #397, the HNOS Maristas. The seller of this item said he found it in Cuba three decades ago. It is a nice and une...

The rarest card ever in vintage basketball - C.A. Briggs - Feb. 7, 2016

On January 20, 2016, the 1933 C.A. Briggs card was added to the collection. I am excited to share info about this card with all of you. While there are many rare items in our hobby, speaking specifically about cards, this is probably at the very top of the list in terms of rarity. Take a few minutes to read a little more a...

My Favorite Items

1933 C.A. Briggs Basketball
B33 Basket Ball Flannels 1912
Basket Ball Rules for 1893
Hamilton King L5 Leather 1912
Ken-Wel Advertising 1920
Naismith's Phog Allen Portrait Print 1936
Spalding Men - 1896
Spalding Men - 1899/1900
Spalding Women - 1901