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Lot # 1115 (of 1866)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1913-1914 Chicago White Sox/New York Giants World Tour Guide

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $356

Rare publication issued to commemorate the Chicago White Sox /New York Giants World Tour of 1913-1914. Published by S. Black Willsden & Co., Chicago, in 1914 immediately following the tour, the 128-page book features hundreds of photos as well as a day-by-day diary of the trip. Included among the images are full-page photos of Charles Comiskey (organizer of the tour and owner of the White Sox), John McGraw (manager of the Giants), and James Callahan (manager of the White Sox), as well as individual portrait images of all of the tour members, including Jim Thorpe, Tris Speaker, Buck Weaver, Sam Crawford, Urban Faber, Hans Lobert, Fred Merkle, and Mike Donlin. These same players and many others are pictured countless times throughout the book, both on and off the field, in such faraway lands as Australia, Japan, Egypt, Italy, France, and England. This was one of the great, though somewhat little known, world baseball tours which was inspired by the World Tour of 1888-1889, and which preceded the famous tours of Japan of the 1930s. A "Baseball Magazine Co." stamp appears on the front flyleaf. We have seen that same stamp on other copies as well, indicating that Baseball Magazine may have been given a supply of these souvenirs for distribution to its clients. The brown, soft-cover book (7.25 x 9.75 inches) displays a few minor stains on the cover, and the first few pages have minor corner wear in the upper right. Both covers, which are still attached to each other at the spine, have separated from the main body of the book, but all of the pages remain firmly bound with their original staples. The pages are clean and bright. Without reference to the detached covers, the book is in Very Good to Excellent condition. Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $356

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