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    1910 T226 Red Sun Abe Attell SGC 70 EX+ 5.5. Graded 70 EX+ 5.5 by SGC, by far the highest graded copy known. The next closest contender is a 40 VG 3. Abe Attell, was the Featherweight Champion of the World from 1901-1912 and a member of the Boxing Hall of Fame. After he retired, Attell, who had the habit of playing cards the night before a fight, was part of the entourage around gambler Arnold Rothstein. As Rothstein's "representative" (though "hired muscle" was more accurate), it was Attell who gave $10,000 each to eight Chicago White Sox ballplayers to throw the 1919 World Series. When the scandal broke in 1920, Attell went to Canada for a year to avoid being subpoenaed. He was never brought to trial. When called to testify before the grand jury on October 1, 1920, Rothstein denied all involvement with the scandal. He shifted the blame to Abe, his former associate. On October 27, 1920, Rothstein was exonerated. In a trial that lasted from July 18th to August 2, 1921, the eight players and five gamblers indicted were found not guilty. Sharp card with one corner which displays a little more wear than the other three accounting for the grade. Excellent to Near Mint condition.

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