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    1950's Oscar "Happy" Felsch Handwritten Signed Note. "Well, the beans are spilled and I think I'm through with baseball. I got $5,000. I could have got just about that much by being on the level if the Sox had won the Series. And now I'm out of baseball - the only profession I know anything about, and a lot of gamblers have gotten rich. The joke seems to be on us." The star center fielder for the 1919 Chicago White Sox was one of the eight men banned from the game when the story of their deception was exposed. Here we present the first example of his rare autograph to reach the auction block of a major house since 2010. He writes, "Dear Friend, Send on the Ball an (sic) I will autograph it for you, Oscar Hap Felsch, 2460 No. 49 St., Milwaukee, Wisc." Page measures 3.5x5" with tape at the edges and center horizontal fold line, but all ink remains 9+/10. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    15th-17th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 15
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