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Quaker Oats Booklets

Quaker Oats published a series of basketball booklets by famous coaches of the "Quaker Oats National Basketball Board". Featured coaches in these booklets were Adolph Rupp (Kentucky), Henry Iba (Oklahoma A&M), Harry Combes (Illinois), and John Wooden (UCLA). Booklets were initially produced in the 1940s featuring Adolph Rupp. There were renewed in the 1950s using the same coaching pictures in some cases. However, based on the coaching histories of the various coaches and the occasional reference to ongoing win-loss records, it is hard to argue against the separation in booklet dates in the series.

Quaker: How to Play - Combes 1953/54
Quaker: How to Play - Iba 1952/53
Quaker: How to Play - Rupp 1945
Quaker: How to Play - Rupp 1946/47
Quaker: How to Play - Rupp 1951/52
Quaker: How to Play - Wooden 1954/55
Quaker: How to Star - Rupp 1947/48

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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