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1917 Chicago White Sox Team Photo with Joe Jackson Attributed to George Grantham Bain
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,133.00
Original team photo of the 1917 World Champion Chicago White Sox attributed to renowned baseball photographer George Grantham Bain. Twenty-four members of the club are captured here in a traditional team pose, including manager Pants Rowland, coach Kid Gleason, Eddie Collins, Ray Schalk, Red Faber, and all eight players who later conspired to "throw" the 1919 World Series: Joe Jackson, Eddie Cicotte, Chick Gandil, Buck Weaver, Lefty Williams, Swede Risberg, Hap Felsch, and Fred McMullin. As was customary for Bain, the name of the team and an inventory number were etched into the negative. As a result, both are visible along the top border: "Chicago Americans 4350-12." Printed on the reverse is a faded caption and date stamp. The visible portions read "Chicago American Champions," below which is the year "1917." Both the month and day have faded beyond legibility. A number of Culver Pictures, Inc., proprietary stamps also appear on the reverse, including a "deaccessioned" stamp dated 2/20/92. The White Sox defeated the New York Giants four games to two in the 1917 World Series, with Red Faber accounting for three of the wins. Eddie Collins, Joe Jackson, and Buck Weaver were among the hitting stars during the series, with each posting averages over .300. The photo (6.25 x 4.75 inches), which displays exceptional clarity, has a tiny quarter-inch horizontal tear along the upper left border and is otherwise in Excellent condition. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+++. SOLD FOR $2,133.00
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