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    1952 Max Carey Handwritten Signed Letter to Charles Comiskey, Jr. Hall of Famer Max Carey directs a single handwritten page to Charles Comiskey, Jr. advocating the innovation of the new baseball statistic of T.A.B. (total advanced bases). It's quite an intriguing and valid argument, and Carey makes his point with this example: "Runner on first- batter singles to right- runner goes to third. Batter is credited with a hit- nothing appears to his credit for advancing runner two bases. Next batter hits a fly ball- he gets credit for RBI & gets more credit for making an out than the hitter who advanced runner two bases." All ink and Carey's closing signature rates 9/10 or better. Single page exhibits some scattered toning and original mailing folds. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.


    The Comiskey Collection


    It's a name that remains synonymous with Chicago White Sox baseball, and one properly immortalized in Cooperstown bronze. The collection that appears in the lots that follow spans six decades of the team's history, beginning with what may be the earliest ChiSox document in private hands, and continuing on to feature a wide assortment of material from sons J. Louis and Charles A. Comiskey II, who carried on the ownership of the club following their father's passing. Many of the key moments in team history are memorialized, from the team's first World Series appearance in 1906, to the famous World Tour of 1913-14, to the club's eventual sale to another Hall of Fame executive, Bill Veeck, in 1959. All items were stored for decades in the attic of Charles Junior's home before they were acquired by our consignor, and they make their auction debut here.


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