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1923 Charles Comiskey TLS
Starting Bid - $200.00 , Sold For - $940.00
One-page typed letter, dated August 1, 1923, signed by Charles Comiskey. In his letter, written upon official Chicago White Sox embossed stationery, Comiskey offers thanks to Junk Walters, a former minor league player, for his recommendations regarding potential prospects. In the wake of the Black Sox scandal, which cost him seven key players including Joe Jackson, Comiskey, perhaps more than any other team owner, was grateful for any assistance in rebuilding his team. In full: "My dear Sir: I am in receipt of your letter of the 30th and wish to thank you very much for the consideration shown me in connection with likely prospects you have seen in your League. With best wishes and kind regards, I am Very truly yours, Chas. A. Comiskey [signed]." Comiskey's signature has been boldly scripted in black fountain pen and grades "9/10." Comiskey letters are even rarer than collectors realize as it has come to light in recent years that many correspondences and documents previously thought to be signed by Comiskey were actually ghost-signed by longtime team secretary Harry Grabiner. Comiskey passed away in 1931 at the age of seventy-two. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1939. The letter (8.25 x 11 inches) displays both horizontal and vertical mailing folds, as well as a few light creases and a very tiny tear along one of the edges of a fold line. Very Good to Excellent condition. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800. SOLD FOR $940.00
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