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    1910 Charles Comiskey Scrapbook. 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 1910" volume on offer here is packed with hundreds of personal and professional documents, including two Comiskey typed signed letters on White Sox letterhead (one to J.G. Spink); Ban Johnson signed receipt for "Chicago Baseball Club" with "B.B. Johnson, Treas., American League of Professional Base Ball Clubs"; A.G. Spalding typed signed letter on "A.G. Spalding & Bros. Athletic Goods" letterhead; Benjamin Shibe (Philadelphia A's owner) typed signed letter on "American Base Ball Club of Philadelphia" letterhead; Charles Somers (Cleveland Naps owner) typed signed letter on "The Cleveland Ball Club Company" letterhead; C.C. Spink signed letter on "Charles C. Spink & Son" letterhead; "Sporting Life" typed letter requesting 'cabinet size" photos of players including Chick Gandil; letter from clothier mentioning Chick Gandil; letter from "World's Score Board and Advertising Co."; letter on "White Sox Rooters" letterhead; letters regarding a person "...who wants to be 'Mascot' for the White Sox", requests for old White Sox uniforms, an early electric scoreboard, and the opening of Comiskey Park.

    Also, Comiskey telegram (file copy) to C.C. Spink; telegram from Comiskey asking "What good pitchers are in the Eastern League. Wire answer"; telegram from Charles Taylor (creator and publisher of the modern Boston Globe) to Comiskey reads "Hearty congratulations on your opening. You have the largest ball park in the world"; full unused ticket (box seat) for April 16, 1910 game at Comiskey Park; individual game Sox attendance receipts; Sox gate receipts and expenses reports; and details of the new Comiskey Park;

    Contents exhibit some understandable browning and paper damage consistent with age. Comes with a letter provenance from a member of the Comiskey family. Full LOAs from PSA/DNA (2).


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