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Record Books: Athletic Publications Inc

Athletic Publications Incorporated of Minneapolis, Minnesota issued a variety of record books, starting in the 1940s and continuing into the 1960s. These record books were provided in various content combinations - collegiate, professional, and 2-in-1 college/pro booklets. The company advertised weekly records were also available.

Athletic Pub. Inc. College/Pro 1948/49
Athletic Pub. Inc. College/Pro 1953/54
Athletic Pub. Inc. College/Pro 1954/55
Athletic Pub. Inc. Collegiate 1946/47
Athletic Pub. Inc. Collegiate 1947/48
Athletic Pub. Inc. Collegiate 1949/50
Athletic Pub. Inc. Collegiate 1950/51
Athletic Pub. Inc. Collegiate 1951/52
Athletic Pub. Inc. Collegiate 1952/53
Athletic Pub. Inc. Collegiate 1955/56
Athletic Pub. Inc. Collegiate 1956/57
Athletic Pub. Inc. Collegiate 1957/58
Athletic Pub. Inc. Collegiate 1958/59
Athletic Pub. Inc. Collegiate 1959/60
Athletic Pub. Inc. Collegiate 1960/61
Athletic Pub. Inc. Collegiate 1961/62
Athletic Pub. Inc. NBA 1950/51
Athletic Pub. Inc. NBA 1951/52
Athletic Pub. Inc. NBA 1952/53
Athletic Pub. Inc. Professional 1954/55
Athletic Pub. Inc. Professional 1955/56
Athletic Pub. Inc. Professional 1956/57
Athletic Pub. Inc. Professional 1957/58

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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