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    1908 Charles Comiskey Scrapbook. UPDATE: This lot also contains two typed signed letters from Charles Murphy (Cubs owner from 1906 to 1913) to Charles Comiskey on official team letterhead in regard to "rooters' clubs" and the 1908 season.

    An early giant of the American Pastime, Charles Comiskey had a fifty-year association with the professional baseball. He was the captain of the powerhouse St. Louis Browns, one of the chief architects of the American League, and a central figure in the 1919 Black Sox scandal. But it was in his role as the owner of the Chicago White Sox that he is best remembered.

    Consigned by a member of the Comiskey family, the "Personal Letters 1908" volume on offer here is packed with hundreds of personal and professional documents, including C.C. Spink typed signed letters on "The Sporting News" letterhead; typed letter (file copy) to Giants' president John Brush on "American League Ball Club" letterhead; letter from the mayor of Joliet who writes "I am getting the fever again...I know the White Sox are winners this season and I want to be there."; correspondence regarding insurance policies "...covering your base ball parks."; and letters requesting game tickets, season passes, and even information of where to purchase turnstiles.

    Contents exhibit some understandable browning and paper damage consistent with age. Comes with a letter provenance from a member of the Comiskey family. Please note: PSA/DNA and SGC have ruled "inconclusive" on this lot.


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    November, 2017
    16th-18th Thursday-Saturday
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