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1917 Chicago White Sox Team Photo with Joe Jackson
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,963
Extremely impressive original display photograph capturing twenty-three members of the World Champion 1917 Chicago White Sox in a classic team pose. Included in the photo are Eddie Collins, Ray Schalk, Red Faber, manager Pants Rowland, Kid Gleason (coach) and all eight players who were eventually banned from baseball for their participation in the 1919 "Black Sox" scandal: Joe Jackson, Eddie Cicotte, Hap Felsch, Buck Weaver, Chick Gandil, Swede Risberg, Lefty Williams, and Fred McMullen. Each player has been identified in white-painted lettering, either above or below his respective image. The White Sox ended Boston's two-year reign as American League Champions in 1917 and then made short work of the Giants in the World Series to capture the club's first World Championship since 1906. The crystal-clear photo (9.75 x 7 inches), which is affixed to a large-format cabinet-card style sturdy black mount, displays a small, vertical tear (2.5 inches) that extends upward from the bottom border touching upon the image of Byrd Lynn (seated, second from the right), as well as a tiny tear along the upper border and a few minor surface wrinkles. It should be noted that the mounting process has ameliorated nearly all of the minor flaws and the photo has a strong overall Excellent appearance. The caption, "1917 Chicago White Sox - World's Champions," is lettered in grand calligraphic style along the base of the mount. This is a spectacular display photo of the 1917 Chicago White Sox, including all eight banned "Black Sox" players. Framed to total dimensions of 15.5 x 13.5 inches. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000++. SOLD FOR $2,963
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