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Booklets: Rubber and Shoe Companies

Many of the vintage booklets related to basketball were produced by shoe or rubber companies. In some cases, companies were both shoe and rubber companies. Note, Converse yearbooks are in a separate category containing Guides and Yearbooks. However, all other Converse literature is found here.

1956/57 B-Ball Hints_Hood_Cousy
1957/58 B-Ball Hints_Hood_Cousy
1958/59 B-Ball Hints_Hood_Cousy
Basket Ball from a Coaching Standpoint 1924
Basket Ball Injuries and Their Care 1931
Bata Basketball Future All-America Stars 1957
Beacon Falls: 10 Tricks in Basketball 1924
Beacon Falls: Coaches Notebook 1955
Bunny Levitt How to make Free Throws 1955
Care of the Feet 1925
Chuck Taylor Basketball Buildup 1936/37
Chuck Taylor Basketball Clinic 1935
Chuck Taylor Basketball Finesse 1933
Chuck Taylor Basketball Fundamentals 1947
Chuck Taylor Fundamentals Better B-Ball 1965
Chuck Taylor: Basketball Fundamentals 1948
General Tire & Rubber - Champ. Ball 1956
Kinney's Basketball Hints 1936
Kinney's Basketball Rules 1937
Kinney's Basketball Rules 1938
Kinney's Basketball Rules 1939-40
Kinney's Basketball Rules 1940-41
Kinney's Basketball Rules 1941-42
Kinney's Basketball Rules 1942-43

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