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    1910 Opening of White Sox Park [Comiskey Park] Invitation. It stood for eight decades on West 35th Street in Chicago, originally built as "White Sox Park" but adopting the name of the team's owner within three years. The design was strongly influenced by star Sox pitcher Ed Walsh with pitcher-friendly dimensions that favored defense over offense. No player in history ever reached triple digits in Comiskey Park home runs, Carlton Fisk coming closest with ninety-four.

    This attractive invitation pictures the state-of-the-art facility at bottom, where nearly forty thousand packed in to watch the inaugural contest between the Sox and St. Louis Browns on July 1, 1910. Invitation measures 7x9" and presents with only faint hints of age. Framed to dimensions of 10x12". A beautiful and tremendously rare Dead Ball Era artifact memorializing the ground where such memorable events as the 1919 Black Sox scandal and Disco Demolition Night captivated and consternated the baseball world.


    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.


    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Framed - with Glass, Small (view shipping information)

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    May, 2014
    15th-17th Thursday-Saturday
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