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Lot # 937 (of 1336)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1927 Charles Comiskey TLS to Charles Stoneham on White Sox Stationery

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,200

One-page typed letter, undated, written to New York Giants team owner Charles Stoneham, signed by Charles Comiskey. In his letter, written upon official Chicago White Sox stationery, Comiskey offers Stoneham a season pass for Comiskey Park. In full: "My Dear Friend: Enclosed is Season Courtesy for 1927 for Greater Comiskey Park, which please accept with my compliments. I trust you will find many opportunities to watch the White Sox play during the season, and I hope you will attend the opening game on April 20th. With kind regards and best wishes, I am Very truly yours, Chas. A. Comiskey [signed]." Comiskey's signature has been boldly scripted in blue fountain pen and grades "10." Accompanying the letter is a carbon copy of Stoneham's letter of response, dated March 31, 1927. Comiskey signed letters are actually rarer than most collectors realize because it has come to light in recent years that many correspondences and documents previously thought to be signed by Comiskey were ghost-signed by longtime team secretary Harry Grabiner. Comiskey passed away in 1931 at the age of seventy-two. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1939. The letter (8.5 x 11 inches) displays two horizontal folds, two small clip holes in the upper left corner (the impression of the clip is clearly visible) and a few light creases. In Very Good to Excellent condition overall. The carbon reply from Stoneham (8.5 x 11 inches) is in Excellent to Mint condition. Total: 2 letters (Comiskey signed letter and carbon reply from Stoneham). LOA from James Spence/JSA.
  Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,200

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