Lot # 2067: 1919 Chicago White Sox (vs. Detroit) Program with Joe Jackson and Other "Black Sox" Players in Lineup For Chicago and Ty Cobb For Detroit

Starting Bid: $300.00

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Item was in Auction "REA Summer 2021",
which ran from 7/23/2021 12:00 PM to
8/15/2021 9:00 PM

Rare 1919 Chicago White Sox regular-season program for a game against the Detroit Tigers at Comiskey Park. The preprinted starting lineups include Ty Cobb and Harry Heilmann for Detroit, and Joe Jackson, Eddie Collins, Buck Weaver, Hap Felsch, Chick Gandil, Swede Risberg, and Ray Schalk for Chicago. Also listed for Chicago among the reserves are the other three infamous "eight men out" who later conspired to "throw" the 1919 World Series: Ed Cicotte, Lefty Williams, and Fred McMullin. At first glance this substantial twenty-page program seems to undermine Comiskey's reputation as a penny pincher. However, upon opening it one finds that its design is actually true to his nature, as every page features nothing but advertisements, save for the two scorecard sheets. Despite the lack of any player photos or articles, both Joe Jackson and Eddie Collins are pictured in an advertisement for Louisville Slugger bats. Given the extreme rarity not to mention prohibitive cost of a 1919 Chicago World Series program, this regular-season example offers the next-best alternative for those hobbyists wishing to obtain a representative "Black Sox" program for their collections. This is all the more true since the design of this program is identical (just with different lineups) to that of the Chicago 1919 World Series program. The program (5-7/8 x 9 inches), which features a portrait of Comiskey on the cover, displays light handling wear, a vertical fold, and minor toning on the interior pages. In Very Good condition overall. Reserve $300.

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