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1919 New York Yankees (vs. Chicago White Sox) Program with Joe Jackson and Other "Black Sox" Players in Lineup For Chicago and George Halas
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $948
New York Yankees program issued for a game against the Chicago White Sox on June 8, 1919. This program features the preprinted names of all eight White Sox players (either in the starting lineup or in the listing of the reserve players) who were later banned for life by Commissioner Landis in 1921 for "fixing" the 1919 World Series: Joe Jackson, Buck Weaver, Hap Felsch, Swede Risberg, Eddie Cicotte, Lefty Williams, Chick Gandil, and Fred McMullin. Also featured in the program is future Hall of Fame football coach George Halas, who is listed as one of the reserves for the Yankees. Halas only played with the Yankees for one season, with his final appearance in a game taking place on July 5th. The program has been neatly scored in pencil to record a 4-0 Yankees victory on June 8th at the Polo Grounds. Any White Sox programs from 1919 have always been highly prized by collectors. The fact that this is a Yankees program, and dates from George Halas' short tenure with the club, makes it especially appealing. The eight-page program (6.5 x 9.75 inches) has a few light stains on the back cover and is in Excellent condition overall. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $948
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