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    1928 "Tentative Revision of American League Reorganization Contract of 1910." A fascinating window into the inner workings of the American League readdresses many of the issues codified in a 1910 document. The fourteen pages of text focus primarily on assuring that all teams act in consideration of the general good of the League, stipulating that no team owner can possess stock in any competitor's team, and stating that any team that fails to honor the various guidelines for ensuring the League's health may be subject to banishment by a ballot initiative. The final pages provide spaces for each team owner to sign, but none have done so, suggesting this was a draft or a duplicate. Some water staining is evident but all text remains entirely legible.


    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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    May, 2014
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