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    1927 Phog Allen Signed & Inscribed First Edition of "My Basket-ball Bible". A true bible for all hardwood players and coaches of the era, this volume covers every possible aspect of the game. Aside from astute offense and defensive drills and strategy, some of the more interesting topics include "decorating the gymnasium," "building tradition." "getting close to your team," "cautions in taping," "burns and strawberries," "method of raising depressed ribs," and "massage for relief of constipation and staleness." Phog also recommends "Orange Eggnog...a splendid tonic for the languid man with no appetite."

    "My Basket-ball Bible by Forrest C. Allen" is a 1924 hardcover first edition in EX-MT+ condition. The flyleaf is elegantly inscribed and signed "Superior Wis. 7/29-27. With best wishes for your success. Sincerely, Forrest C. Allen" in 9.5/10 black steel-tip fountain pen. The fore edge is stamped "Karl Lawrence." Mr. Lawrence was a college basketball coach in the 1930's and 40's. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.


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