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    "BABE RUTH SPORTS" COMIC BOOKS - COMPLETE SET. One of the more obscure phenomena in sporting publications appeared as an eleven-issue continuum from April 1949 through February 1951. Editors at Harvey Comics evidently secured rights to publish images and "narrative" of Babe Ruth. Naively, this run of comics, titled "Babe Ruth Sports," reasoned that features covering a broad range of sports would appeal to a broad range of subscribers. To be sure the major disciplines were covered; articles on Babe Ruth, of course, as well as luminaries such as Maurice Richard, Musial, Snead, Mikan, Luckman, Bob Mathias, DiMaggio, Sugar Ray Robinson and Berra routinely appeared. Ruth’s presence was ubiquitous, but so too were features on Roller Derby and Soap Box races. The publication expired with its 11th issue, and clues to its demise are transparent in its pages. As we progress toward the later copies, the editors become more emphatic in soliciting reader response, searching for customer’s pulse. Additionally, the first several issues are awash with advertising and robust features. Advertising began with enthusiastic displays for Wheaties, Daisy BB Guns and Charles Atlas. B

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