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    1950's-2000's Charles Comiskey Paperwork, Letters & Ephemera Lot of 15. 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.

    From the personal collection of Charles Comiskey comes this varied lot of paperwork pertaining to the Chicago White Sox. Many letters are included, such as one from Grady Montgomery, a former Negro Leaguer who sent a photo and letter asking for a tryout after his military service. Other letters include copies of unsigned letters sent to Al Lopez and Ernie Banks, and a telegram and letter from Ford Frick regarding the Celler Bill. A 1954 College Baseball handbook is signed on the cover by Comiskey, while a very interesting resume for Baseball Commissioner is included for Milton Eisenhower, the brother of President Dwight Eisenhower. A set of 1955 "phantom" World Series tickets, still unperforated, show what Comiskey had planned for the postseason that year. Many other unusual letters and memos are included.



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    Mar-Apr, 2015
    15th-12th Sunday-Sunday
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