Typically called a pulp, Tip Top Weekly was a story-paper tabloid published by Street & Smith. It ran for more than 800 issues. It began April 19, 1896 with an August 12, 1912 title change to New Tip Top Weekly. Making a 1915 transition from a story-paper tabloid to a standard pulp magazine format, it was re-titled Tip Top Semi-Monthly and then became Wide Awake Magazine from December 10, 1915 to June 10, 1916.
Promoted as "an ideal publication for American Youth," this magazine featured several fictional heroes but was mainly devoted to the ongoing adventures of student Frank Merriwell, who began at a fictional New England academy and then moved on to Yale. Within Tip Top Weekly are 7 basketball-themed magazines from 1900-1908, each written by William George Patten under the pseudonym Burt L. Standish. Click the image or use the scroller below to see the others.