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    1913-14 Baseball World Tour Book & Official Letterhead.
    Without question the most intriguing and comprehensive visual record of the famous Baseball World Tour, the brainchild of Chicago White Sox owner and Hall of Famer Charles Comiskey, whose team was joined by the New York Giants on a three month jaunt through twenty-seven US cities and thirteen countries from Australia to Egypt to England. The book opens with the complete schedule and game results but quickly changes gears to reveal dozens upon dozens of photos snapped on this historic tour intended to spread the gospel of baseball to the four corners. Legends from John McGraw to Tris Speaker to Jim Thorpe are pictured, with shots from the ballfield to the high seas to early cityscapes of Tokyo and the ruins of Pompeii. The softcover volume remains complete and tightly bound with some loss at the spine and some water staining at top corner of page, otherwise no issues of any great concern. Also here is a tremendously rare unused sheet of letterhead promoting the Tour. Tanning at edges and a light tear at lower left, otherwise quite fine.


    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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