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    1959 World Series Betting Pool Sheet Signed by President John F. Kennedy.
    Fascinating document entered the hobby through Evelyn Lincoln, who served as personal secretary for John F. Kennedy from his election to the Senate in 1953 until his assassination ten years later. Just over a year before defeating Richard Nixon in the 1960 Presidential election, Kennedy gambled that the Chicago White Sox would have the highest-scoring half inning in the top of the fifth of Game Four of the 1959 Fall Classic.

    We find his distinctive handwritten initials claiming that space, while Ms. Lincoln appears two rows above, and future White House press secretary Pierre Salinger three rows below. None of these famous figures would win, as the Dodgers and ChiSox would each score four runs, in the bottom of the third and top of the seventh respectively.

    The page measures 8.5x11" and exhibits original storage folds but no other issues of note. Signatures average 9/10, including Kennedy's. Included are two letters of provenance relating to the original purchase of the sheet from Ms. Lincoln and a 1997 catalog from its original sale at auction. Letters of provenance as noted. Full LOA from PSA/DNA (JFK and Evelyn Lincoln).


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    May, 2018
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
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