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    1919 Chicago White Sox Outfield Original News Photograph by Charles Conlon, PSA/DNA Type 1. "I never did anything I regretted so much in my life," Chicago White Sox pitcher Eddie Cicotte would tell a journalist, years after Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis banished him and his fellow conspirators from baseball forever. "I would give anything in the world if I could undo my acts - I played a crooked game and I have lost." Though Cicotte, Shoeless Joe Jackson and the other half dozen collaborators have surpassed the centennial of their excommunication, most baseball historians have long since forgiven their sins, understanding that the truth for these Sox was neither black nor white, but rather a shade of grey. Landis, one of the fiercest defenders of the game's entrenched racism, is honored in Cooperstown. With him is Charles Comiskey, who benched Cicotte rather than allow him the opportunity to earn a deserved thirty-win bonus, and who paid his American League Champions well under the standard salary.

    The moral complexity of the sport's greatest scandal has been the fuel that propels the rare surviving collectibles from the 1919 Black Sox to the pinnacle of collecting intrigue, the scandal serving as the ragged edge between the rough-and-tumble Dead Ball Era and the Golden Age of Babe Ruth. What had served as the sport's greatest shame is now its greatest point of intrigue, with the scant few relics surviving from that most consequential of baseball seasons fiercely coveted by modern collectors.

    Presented is a wonderful photographic image of the 1919 Chicago White Sox outfield with , from left to right, Nemo Leibold, Happy Felsch, Shano Collins, and "Shoeless Joe" Jackson.

    The 8x10" period print exhibits border wear, surface creasing, corner chips, and tears (one of which intrudes on the top of Jackson's cap). Reverse is stamped "Charles M. Conlon, 189 Alden Place, Engelwood, N.J." with "White Sox Outfield, Leibold, Felsch, Shano Collins, Joe Jackson" noted in vintage pencil. Encapsulated by PSA/DNA, Type 1.


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