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1887-1948 Black Sox-Related Card Collection (18)
Starting Bid - $800.00, Sold For - $4,640.00
Collection of eighteen different high-quality cards, all members of the 1919 White Sox or relating to the "Black Sox" scandal, spanning the years of 1887 to 1948, representing fourteen different issues. Ten cards have been graded by SGC and one by PSA. This is an impressive group, literally a collection unto itself, including many important rarities. 1) 1887 N172 Old Judge: Kid Gleason (SGC GOOD 30). Rookie card features Gleason as a pitcher with the Philadelphia Quakers, long before his managing years with the Chicago White Sox. 2) 1909 T212 Obak: Chic Gandil (SGC "Aut" - wave to bottom border, apparent hand-cut which is not uncommon with 1909 Obaks, otherwise Gd-Vg). This is a rare minor league card of Gandil featuring him with Sacramento of the PCL. 3) 1910 T218 Mecca Cigarettes: Abe Attell (70/30 L/R, otherwise Ex). Ex-featherweight boxing champion Abe Attell was the middleman between the gamblers and players involved in the "fix" of the 1919 World Series. 4) 1911 S74 Silks: Ed Cicotte (Vg-Ex). 5) 1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders: Ed Cicotte (Vg). 6) 1911 T205 Gold Borders: Ed Cicotte (SGC EX 60). 7) 1909-11 T206 (3 cards): "Sleepy" Bill Burns (Ex), Ed Cicotte (SGC "Authentic" due to slight trim top and bottom, Vg-Ex appearance), and Chic Gandil (SGC VG 40). 8) 1913 T200 Fatima Team Card: Cleveland Americans with Joe Jackson (PSA VG-EX 4). 9) 1915 Zeenut PCL: "Sleepy" Bill Burns (pencil notation on the front and rubber stamp on the reverse, otherwise Gd-Vg). 10) 1916 BF2 Ferguson Bakery Pennants: Buck Weaver (Ex to Ex-Mt). 11) 1916 E135 Collins-McCarthy (2 cards): #55 Chic Gandil (SGC FAIR 20) and 185 Buck Weaver (SGC VG 40). 12) 1916 Indianapolis Brewing: #36 Charles Comiskey (SGC VG/EX 50). Since White Sox owner Comiskey was such a "penny-pincher" and did not pay his players very well, many have considered him to be solely responsible for his players throwing the 1919 World Series. 13) 1921 E121 American Caramel Series of 80 (2 cards): Dick Kerr (SGC EX 60) and Ray Schalk (SGC VG/EX 50). 14) 1948 Leaf Boxing: #25 Abe Attell (40/60 L/R, otherwise Ex). Total 18 cards. Reserve $800. Estimate $1,500/$2,500. SOLD FOR $4,640.00
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