Green Bay, Wisconsin and Los Angeles: Four-Star Sports / Hidalgo Printing, 1939-1941.
Hardcover. Run of 10 (of 11) issues. Each issue measuring 4½" x 6" and consisting of a single leaf folded to make four pages (two issues have a second leaf laid in, making six pages). Uniform age-toning but the paper is supple and sound. Amateur press sports newspaper produced by two editors: Bruce W. Smith of Green Bay and Ernest R. Araiza of Los Angeles. Both were members of the American Amateur Press Association and, when they started the magazine, were 15 and 14 years old respectively. (After No. 6, Araiza was replaced by another Wisconsin native, James Muckian.) A surprisingly engaging production (by which we mean one is tempted to read it), with articles by the two editors and several other correspondents (presumably of similar ages) on a wide range of topics including baseball, football, boxing, various winter sports, gossip about sports figures, minor league sports, college and local high school sports, reminiscences of past greats, 19th century baseball stats, predictions, sports fiction, and editorial all-pro selections. Interestingly printed, sometimes in two colors with overprinted vignettes. A handsome set. Rare.