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    1966 Abe Saperstein Funeral Card & Portrait From Charles Comiskey II Collection. From the belongings of Charles Comiskey II comes this lot of two items from fellow Chicago sports executive Abe Saperstein. Known as the shortest person in the Basketball Hall of Fame, Saperstein formed the Harlem Globetrotters and played an important role in the growth of professional basketball. A funeral card and envelope from 1966 in included, as is an 8x10" color portrait by Henrique Medina. The portrait is housed in a 10x13" folder and includes original mailing envelope.

    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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    Auction Dates
    January, 2015
    18th Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 10
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