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Nat'l Fedn. Play Situations/Case Books

National Federation "Play Situations" booklets were the precursor to the basketball "Case Book" They were published beginning around 1931 and continued to be an annual issuance each year until the 1947-48 basketball season. They were replaced by the National Federation Case Book in 1948. "Case Books" continue to be issued even today. The cover art on these books is a real treat - especially with the older books. This website will document case books through 1970. Other case books in the collection include 1971-77.

Basketball Case Book 1948
Basketball Case Book 1949-50
Basketball Case Book 1950-51
Basketball Case Book 1951-52
Basketball Case Book 1952-53
Basketball Case Book 1953-54
Basketball Case Book 1954-55
Basketball Case Book 1955-56
Basketball Case Book 1956-57
Basketball Case Book 1957-58
Basketball Case Book 1958-59
Basketball Case Book 1959-60
Basketball Case Book 1960-61
Basketball Case Book 1961-62
Basketball Case Book 1962-63
Basketball Case Book 1963-64
Basketball Case Book 1964-65
Basketball Case Book 1965-66
Basketball Case Book 1966-67
Basketball Case Book 1967-68
Basketball Case Book 1968-69
Basketball Case Book 1970-71
Basketball Play Situations 1931-32
Basketball Play Situations 1934-35

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