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1919 "Black Sox" Collection - 16 Original Photos, Plus Newspapers, Magazine, and Autograph
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $720
Extremely substantial collection of sixteen original vintage news photographs, plus other items including a magazine, cut signature, and newspapers, nearly all of which pertain to the infamous 1919 Chicago White Sox. These items are from the collection of an advanced longtime collector with a special interest in the Black Sox, who did much of his collecting in the 1990s, when most of these items were acquired. This is a great group! Original News Photos (16 total). Unless otherwise noted, all of the individuals are pictured in uniform as members of the Chicago White Sox. Many of the photos have been trimmed to their current dimensions (duly noted) and the condition grade given is without reference to the trimming. The name of the news service, if known, is listed. 1) Buck Weaver (7.25 x 9.25 inches). Date stamped 9/1/16 on reverse. slightly trimmed. Gd. 2) Charles Comiskey and Bill Veeck Sr., pictured in court (formal attire) at the grand jury investigation of the White Sox players in 1920 (6.5 x 8.5 inches). Keystone View Co. Includes portion of original paper news caption. Vg. 3) Ed Walsh (6.5 x 8.5 inches). International News. With original paper news caption dated 1/3/40. Vg. 4) Chick Gandil (8 x 10 inches). In formal attire. Hand-dated 1921 on reverse. Gd. 5) Kid Gleason (7.25 x 10 inches). A number of date stamps appear on the reverse, the earliest of which is 9/30/18. Slightly trimmed, Gd. 6) Pants Rowland (8.5 x 6.5 inches). International Film Service. Vg. 7) Chick Gandil (3.75 x 4.75 inches). Hand-dated 1910 on reverse. Trimmed, Vg-Ex. 8) Buck Weaver (4.25 x 6.5 inches). In formal attire. Hand-dated 6/19/21 on reverse. Trimmed, Vg-Ex. 9) Red Faber (4.75 x 8 inches). International Film Service. Dated 9/14/17 on reverse. Trimmed, Gd. 10) Swede Risberg (4 x 5 inches). Hand-dated 9/20 on reverse. Trimmed, Vg. 11) Lefty Williams and Eddie Cicotte (6.5 x 8.5 inches). International Film Service. Hand dated 1919 on the reverse. The photo has a complete vertical tear. Poor. 12) Eddie Cicotte (4 x 5 inches) International Film Service. Hand-dated 9-1920 on the reverse. Trimmed, Vg. 13) Hap Felsch (5 x 7 inches). Pacific & Atlantic Photos. Date stamped 1/10/27. Vg-Ex. 14) Hap Felsch (4.5 x 8 inches). Hand-dated 9-1919 on the reverse. Trimmed, Vg. 15) Hap Felsch (5.5 x 7 inches). Underwood & Underwood. With original paper news caption dated 9/17/19. Trimmed, Vg-Ex. 16) Hap Felsch (6 x 8 inches). Trimmed, Gd. Also included is a second generation print of Eddie Cicotte (4 x 6 inches). Magazine (1). November 1919 issue of Baseball Magazine. This is the highly desirable "World Series Number" that previews the 1919 World Series. Vg. Cut Signature (1). Shano Collins. Small, white sheet (4 x 2.75 inches) signed in black ink (grading "8/9") "John F. 'Shono' Collins/Mgr. Boston Red Sox." Dated "Feb 28-32" in the upper right corner. Ex. Newspapers (4), 1) The Chronicle and News (Allentown, PA, October 2, 1919). Headline reads "Reds Down Sox 4-2." 19 x 21.5 inches. Vg. 2) Public Ledger (Philadelphia, PA, September 29, 1920). Headline reads "Cicotte Admits 'Laying Down' In World Series." 18 x 22.5 inches. Once bound. Vg. 3) The Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX, September 30, 1920). Headline reads "Alleged Baseball Gamblers Indicted." 17.75 x 22.5 inches. Once bound. Gd. 4) Des Moines Sunday Register (Des Moines, IA, January 2, 1927). Headline reads "Risberg Names Eddie Collins, Schalk and Rowland In Scandal." This article describes Risberg's testimony to commissioner Landis regarding an earlier betting scandal in 1917 that involved members of the Detroit Tigers as well. 17.5 x 23.5 inches. Gd-Vg. Total: 23 items (16 vintage photos, magazine, cut signature, 4 newspapers, and a second-generation photo). LOA from James Spence/JSA. SOLD FOR $720
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