MEARS Auction #36, Ends March 31st, 2012, 9:00 CST w/ 15-Minute Rule
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 3/31/2012
Each spring baseball enters into our minds and fills our summers with memories never to be forgotten. Such was the case for Chicago White Sox owner Charles Comiskey in 1919. He had a roster stocked with talent, sure to challenge for the Fall Classic if all the pieces fell into place. Surely, Shoeless Joe Jackson would lead the palehose to the promised land with his uncanny ability to hit a baseball.

Who would have guessed, yes even the penny pinching owner, what would transpire in 1919. The Black Sox scandal shook baseball to its historic core. When the dust cleared, the White Sox were minus eight players, permanently banned for their participation in throwing the World Series. Guilty or not, the players were forever tarnished and no longer able to compete on the professional diamond.

MEARS is proud to offer this typed letter from April 29, 1919 thanking a well-wisher who had found a dog anticipating it was Comiskey's. Comiskey offers this note of appreciation: "Thanking you very much for your generous expressions, and trusting that you are enjoying the best of health, I remain."

Comiskey boldly signed the letter in black fountain pen. Interestingly, a White Sox embossed emblem on the top reads 1906-1917. Hey times were tough, they carried over stationery from year to year. Two mailing fold marks are visible although neither touches the Hall of Fame penning of baseball's most talked about owner.


(JSA Auction Letter)
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $200
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,355
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Sunday, April 1, 2012.
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