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1950 Eddie Cicotte Signed First-Day Cover
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $360
First-day cover, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Indiana Territory, signed by Eddie Cicotte, one of the main conspirators in the infamous 1919 "Black Sox" scandal. Cicotte has signed the cover, "Eddie V. Cicotte," in blue ink (grading "10") on the front. Postmarked "Sep 12, 1950." This envelope (6.5 x 3.5 inches) belonged to a former autograph collector (Joe Gerson), whose name appears on both the front and reverse. The reverse also features a number of stamps, handwritten notations, and an affixed newspaper clipping about Cicotte. When this envelope was mailed to Cicotte, Gerson wrote the word "Here" on the front in pencil to indicate to Cicotte exactly where he wanted it signed. After it was returned, the word was erased, but it is still visible on close inspection. In Very Good to Excellent condition. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800. SOLD FOR $360
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