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    1958 Chicago White Sox Cuban Radio Contracts Lot of 5. From the personal collection of Charles Comiskey II, this lot consists of correspondence from the Cubans Baseball Club of Havana, Cuba. Roberto Maduro, Club President, implores Comiskey in a letter to sell them the rights to broadcast a series of White Sox games in Cuba for the sum of $100. He describes the situation as one of chaos without the agreement, in which piracy reigns. However, by signing the contract, they can stop other radio stations from pirating the games due to their official agreement. Along with the letter are four contracts with Maduro's signature. 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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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    15th-17th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 6
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