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    1958 Charles Comiskey II Personal Notes on the Congressional MLB Anti-Trust Legislation. In 1958, Major League Baseball found itself in a national battle regarding anti-trust rules by the United States Congress. This lot includes the original folder of related documents from Charles Comiskey II's personal files, including the Congressional Record, Committee Report, press releases, Statement of Organized Baseball response, lists of Congressmen and Congresswomen to contact, Ford Frick's Bulletin to owner's on how to handle the situation, three telegrams and three note pages of Comiskey's own thoughts and notes on the subject. Very interesting content from a baseball executive's point of view.

    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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