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    1915 Cracker Jack Eddie Cicotte #94 PSA Mint 9 - Pop Three, None Higher. Chicago White Sox pitcher Eddie Cicotte would tell a journalist, years after Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis banished him and his fellow conspirators from baseball forever. "I never did anything I regretted so much in my life, I would give anything in the world if I could undo my acts - I played a crooked game and I have lost." The star right-hander was in happier times, still years away from making the fateful decision to throw the 1919 World Series. Baseball historians have argued for years whether the man featured on this card was most to blame for the greatest scandal in baseball history. While it was the parsimonious Comiskey who is widely faulted for inspiring the betrayal with his issuance of salaries well below the league norm, particularly for a team of Championship caliber. What is undebatable is Cicotte beaned the first Cincinnati Reds batter he faced in Game One to signal the fix was on. Baseball historians have argued for years whether Ed Cicotte was most to blame for the greatest scandal in baseball history. He was reported to be the first man to agree to the ill-gotten gains and the first to confess his sins. The smile and casual demeanor on this card contradicts the harsh and foreboding end to his promising career that started in 1905 along Ty Cobb.

    Graded PSA Mint 9. One of only three in MINT. None have rated higher. Only under magnification does one see corners showing minute traces of wear at the very outer tips. Surfaces are clean and white. The endearing portrait is sharp, precisely registered and decently centered. An infamous name from baseball history represented here in one of the finest examples on record with PSA.


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