1947/12/17 — ITEM DESCRIPTION:
A few people have each time I’ve offered these, perhaps because of the outstanding condition, so for the sake of total clarity this is not a reprint but a totally original vintage issue of The Sporting News issued at the date in the title
Oversized, appx. 11-3/4″ X 16-1/2″ classic The Sporting News issue printed on newsprint. The image at the left is a cropped out portion of the cover (too large to fit the whole thing on my scanner!) and there are other images below from inside this issue. Classic Sporting News from when it was “The Baseball Paper of the World”!
There is just too much packed into each issue of The Sporting News to list it all, but I have paged through this entire issue and here are some of the highlights:
28 pages plus 8-page “The All-Sports News” section including cover story “Big Field in Race to Grab Louis’ Crown” with Mullin cartoon featuring #1 contender Joe Walcott, plus a full-page of photos of the Joe Louis vs. Jersey Joe Walcott at Madison Square Garden, plus stories about Lester Patrick to Hockey Hall of Fame, Chicago Stags Stan Miasek, Mullin cartoo of Coach of the Year Fritz Crisler, and more, 36 pages total.