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Booklets: Sporting Goods & Apparel Co.

Many basketball booklets were produced by sporting goods and apparel companies. Major sporting goods company guides (Spalding, Reach, etc.) and yearbooks (Converse) are contained in a separate category. However, smaller booklets from these companies will be found here.

Bike Web Coaches and Trainers Handbook 1949
D&M Official Basketball Rules 1933/34
Draper-Maynard How to Play 1926
Reach Play Pointers 1929
Sears - Men's and Women's Rules 1920
Sears - Men's and Women's Rules -1921/22
Sears - Men's and Women's Rules -1922/23
Sears Basket Ball Rules 1925/26
Sears Basket Ball Rules 1926/27
Stall & Dean Basket Ball Rules 1925/26
Stall & Dean Basket Ball Rules 1926/27
Stall & Dean Basket Ball Rules 1929/30
Stall & Dean Basket Ball Rules 1930/31
Variation: NCAA/YMCA/AAU 1928/29
Wilson - Basket Ball (1st Edition) 1918
Wilson - Basket Ball (3rd Edition) 1921
Wilson - Basket Ball (4th Edition) L30 1921
Wilson - Basket Ball For Women 1920
Wilson - Basketball Defense L34 1923
Wilson - Basketball Plays and Attack L32 1923
Wilson - Fundamentals of Basketball L33 1923
Wilson - Training the Team L35 1923
Wilson Ball that Stays in Play 1930/31
Wilson Basketball and Volley Ball 1938

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

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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