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    1919 World Series (Game 8) Ticket Stub, PSA Authentic- One of Only Two Exemplars in PSA Population! With the possible exception of the inaugural Fall Classic in 1903, the most sought after and desirable World Series artifacts date to the scandalous October of 1919, when Shoeless Joe and seven Black Sox teammates conspired to take a dive for the money. Here we present a ticket stub used for admission to the deciding Game 8 at Comiskey Park in Chicago, the most consequential date in Dead Ball history and The National Pastime's darkest day.

    The White Sox starter for Game 8, Lefty Williams was supposedly visited the night before the contest by an individual who threatened to harm him and his wife if he didn't throw the game early. In the first inning, Williams gave up four straight one-out hits for three runs, strong evidence of the conspiracy at work. In the third inning, Shoeless Joe Jackson hit the only home run of the series, but it did little to prevent the Reds from winning the game (10-5) and the series (5-3).

    Only the second Game 8 exemplar currently residing in the PSA population, and only the third we could find that has ever been offered for public sale, this ticket's tremendous scarcity and desirability make it a "grail" for any serious collector of baseball tickets. The original ticket holder's vintage pencil notations of the historic contest's final score ("Cin 10 Sox 5") only adds to the majesty of the piece. Heritage's first offering of a Game 8 ticket realized $22,800 in May 2019. Surely one of the most important tickets and Fall Classic relics in the baseball-collecting hobby. Encapsulated by PSA, Authentic.


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