Sports Equipment Ads

These are just a small portion of the ads that we have for sale. None of these are reproductions, all are original. Most of these are large ads, larger than our scanner bed. Therefore the view shown on the page may not completely show the ad. They are placed in a plastic bag with a cardboard backboard for protection. Please e-mail us with your specific interests.


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Brunswick
Black and white 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad for their Brunswick Mineralite bowling ball. The ad headline claims that "There's Scoring Magic in this Ball! ...it's the bowling ball with Dynamic Balance". The ad also mentions their bags, shoes and Junior Bowling Balls. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
October 4, 1948
Life magazine
0
$8.00
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Burke
Black and white 5" x 13 1/2" ad for their Products for Golfers. First they talk about their Plastipar Golf Clubs which were equipped with "all-plastic club heads and plastic face inserts". It explains the value of having "harder striking surfaces" and calls them "the best looking clubs you've ever seen!" Then the ad talks about their De Luxe Balanced Golf Bag which was designed to eliminate those embarrassing moments when you would pick your club bag up and it would tip and all of your clubs would spill out the open end. It talks about the patented Balancing Rod which prevented this and mentions other features of this bag that made it very useful. Best of all it was lighter and easier to carry so, at the endo of a round of golf, you were actually ready for another.
April 1947
Holiday
1
$8.00
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Chicago
Black and white 2 1/4" x 6 1/4" ad for their Roller Skates. The ad shows a couple high-stepping toward some destination and the headline urges you to "Make a Date in '48 at your Roller Rink". There is a picture of a white skate and the text talks about the health features that come with skating and the fun that comes from spending time at the Roller Rink.
October 4, 1948
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Golfcraft
Black and white 4 3/4" x 6 1/4" ad that talks about how this company has combined with Ralph Guldahl and is now presenting the buying public with "Finer Woods...Finer Irons...Finer Golf Balls." These two names are identified as being the "two great leaders in the field" and are now presenting the "finest postwar styling". Shown in the ad is the head of an iron, the head of a wood and several assorted golf balls.
April 1947
Holiday
1
$8.00
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Johnson's
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13" ad for what is called "the most popular skates in the world". The ad has skater Sonja Henie and hockey star Johnny Gottselig advertising for the seven different styles available. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be vislble in the scanned view.
December 4, 1939
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Joyce Wethered
Black and white 2 1/4" x 5 3/4" ad for her Women's Golf Clubs. The ad calls these "A Woman's Clubs for a Woman's Game" and has a picture of a lady setting up to make a shot with a bag of clubs in the foreground. The text explains that "Joyce Wethered could not find clubs that favored a woman's game...so she designed her own. The rest is golf history". These clubs are able to "offset the natural handicaps and problems of a woman's game" and seem to have been produced by John Wanamaker.
April 15, 1936
Vogue
0
$8.00
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Prince
Black and white 7 1/2" x 10 1/4" ad for the larger tennis racket designed by Howard Head. The ad headline contains his claim that "I didn't set out to design a bigger racket, but a better one".
April 1980
Playboy
1
$7.00
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Rawlings
Black and white 5" x 13" ad for their Trap-Eze Baseball gloves. There is a picture of Ken Boyer diving to his left to grab a ball sharply hit and the caption calls this "Great Glove Man...Great Glove". The text assures us that these are the Six finger gloves that major leagures are using now and the ad shows three different models available, all signed by big league stars.
May 1960
Boy's Life
1
$7.50
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Spalding
Black and white 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad for their Double Dot Golf Ball. The ad shows a man talking to his marked up golf ball and asking "Didn't I treat you nice?". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges will not be seen in the scanned view.
May 13, 1940
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Sporting Goods 3

Spalding
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13 3/4" ad for their Postwar Golf Balls. The ad shows a smiling man with the ad headline that "The world's sweetest smack is back! Golf balls of real rubber". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
July 15, 1946
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Sporting Goods 2

Spalding
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for the Golf Clubs that will make all the difference in your game. There is a drawing of a proud man leaning on his club as several people look at him with admiration and a photographer focuses his camera to take a picture. The ad headline insists that "This is the year for miracles" and the text leads us to believe that the hero in the picture simply made a change from his '46 clubs to the new Spalding Golf Clubs for 1947. The smaller pictures bring attention to the "Greater Control", "The Master Touch" and their "Walloping Woods".
June 30, 1947
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Spalding
Three color 5 1/4" x 13 1/2" ad for their Dot Golf Ball. The headline over a drawing of a man blasting one of these balls out of a sand trap and seemingly on the way to the pin says Golf's Greatest News! The Great New Spalding Dot". The text talks about the Tru-Tension Winding which "Assures absolute uniformity...maximum distance with sweet feel". The text also claims that you could hit a hundred of these balls and every one would feel and perform the same.
May 22, 1950
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Speed King
Black and white 2" x 5 3/4" ad for their 500-mile Roller Skates. Pictured in the ad is one skate identified as a No. 600 Model and claims you will "Get Bigger Thrills". The ad gives a price of $1.89 for a pair of these and mentions Model 480 priced at $1.19 per pair and Model 540 priced at 98 cents for a pair. The text mentions a few features buit into these skates and urges you to get yours now from Goebel & Brown.
March 20, 1936
Grand Rapids Herald
1
$8.00
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Sporting Goods, Inc
Three color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Springfield Golf Clubs. There is a scenic picture of four men teeing off with a body of water directly in front of the tee and the group in front of them still seem to be within range. The headline reminds us that "Golf is a game to enjoy..." and promises that "you'll enjoy it more with Springfield clubs". The text talks about their Irons having a Two-Action Shaft and the Heads being made of Celcont Plastics. The picture shows the heads of an Iron and a Wood and the ad offers a "lifetime of playing pleasure" and a chance for a "better game".
April 1947
Holiday
1
$8.00
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Trija
Black and white 4 3/4" x 6 1/2" ad that was directed toward the person who disliked carrying a golf bag around the course. This company developed a shaft with Demountable Heads. The headline promises that "Golf is more fun with Trija" and claims tht you will have no bulky bags and no caddies to worry about. The set has one shaft and two heads yet supplies you with six clubs. You will have available a Driver, a Midiron, a Mashie, a Niblick, a Chipper and a Putter. The shaft length varies for each head and the head locks in place when placed on the shaft. The price for this amazing product was $24.50 and it even came with a canvas travel case.
April 1947
Holiday
0
$8.00
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Wilson
Three color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Strata-Bloc golf clubs. The ad has small photos of nine different golfers who use their products. These includes Babe Didrikson, Gene Sarazen and Sam Snead. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 3, 1948
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Wilson
Full color 9 1/2" x 12" ad for the complete line of their products. The ad shows a young man holding tennis racquet, putter, football, volleyball set, basketball and baseball equipment. Also shown in the ad are photos of Paul Hornung, Jack Kramer, Tom Gola, Sam Snead and Ron Santo. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be seen in the scanned view.
November 1966
Boy's Life
1
$7.50
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