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1919 "Black Sox" Signature and Photograph Collection (7)
Starting Bid - $500.00 , Sold For - $3,818.75
This diverse collection is comprised of signature examples and photos of players and individuals associated with the infamous 1919 Chicago "Black Sox." 1) Unlined index card signed by Chick Gandil in blue ink (grading "9/10"). Ex. Encapsulated and labeled "Authentic" by PSA/DNA. 2) Government postcard, postmarked 3/28/50, signed on the reverse by "Oscar Hap Felsch" in blue ink. In addition to a typed address, the front of the postcard also bears a pencil notation referencing Felsch's banishment from baseball. Encapsulated and graded Mint 9 by PSA/DNA. 3) Original George Grantham Bain photo of Kenesaw Landis (4.5 x 5.5 inches). Date stamped "9/20/19" on the reverse, which also features both a Bain News Service stamp and a Culver Service stamp. Two tiny corner chips, otherwise Ex. 4) Original George Grantham Bain photo of Eddie Collins as a member of the White Sox (5 x 7 inches). Date stamped "8/31/20" on the reverse, which also features a Bain News Service stamp. Ex. 5) Original International News Photo of "Swede" Risberg as a member of the White Sox in 1919 (6.5 x 8.5 inches). The original wire caption, dated 1/16/34, appears on the reverse. The caption makes note that the image of Risberg dates from 1919. Vg. 6) Undated news photo of pitcher Bill James as a member of the Vernon minor-league team (7.75 x 9.75 inches). James was a member of the 1919 White Sox. A "J. C. Milligan" photo stamp appears on the reverse. Vg. 7) Mid-Week Pictorial newspaper page from 1920 chronicling the "Black Sox" scandal. The headline reads "Disclosures That Have Startled the Baseball World." The large-format page (11 x 16 inches) features photos of all eight conspirators (Jackson, Cicotte, Gandil, Risberg, McMullen, Williams, Weaver, and Felsch), plus Charles Comiskey. Ex. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Total: 7 items. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $3,818.75
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