A 1921 advertisement for “The American Boy.” “The Biggest, Brightest, Best Magazine for boys in all the world.”
The magazine was published from 1899-1941, and at one point had a circulation of nearly 300,000.
The May issue, on sale for .25 at newsstands, featured Ty Cobb:
How Ty Cobb put new thrills in baseball!
“The, bulliest, most inspiring story of the year; the kind that will set your blood tingling and boost your enthusiasm! Complete with splendid action photographs of Cobb.”
“Read Cobb’s experiences: how he has blazed a path to greater baseball; how his new standard is being felt in every department of the game.
“Read about the batters Cobb had t beat; how he used his brains at the plate and conquered his fear of southpaws; how he used his brains in base running; the story of his greatest play; his lightning thinking and running; how he fooled the fielders; his nine ways to side; ‘picking up a fly,’ one of Cobb’s great tricks.
“Every line will delight you!”
It appears that no copies of the May 1921 edition are still available. Below is anther example of a baseball cover from “The American Boy” in 1912: