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1919-1927 Chicago "Black Sox" World Series Scandal Newspaper Lot of (4)

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Get firsthand accounts of baseball’s most scandalous event with this fascinating quartet of antique newspapers. Recounting the White Sox 1919 WS loss and ensuing player confessions, these period publications report in well preserved state and are loaded with captivating content. Detailed description on our website.

The list of included newspapers is as follows:


10/2/19 Chronicle and News from Allentown, PA. “World Series Extra” sealed with cardboard backer, clean surface with even cream coloring and typical horizontal compacting fold at center, small pencil notation at bottom right, text/photos/graphics are clearly discernable, content recounts WS Game 2 with box score and inning by inning details, photos are Schalk, Sallee and Kopf


9/29/20 Public Ledger from Philadelphia, PA., spine is reinforced with innocuous threading, minor sporadic edge tears, uniform light cream coloring, small library label adhered at top center, paper remains fairly supple, typical horizontal compacting fold at center, text and graphics easily discernable, content includes statements of Cicotte and Jackson confessions with claim of “they were tools of gamblers”, Comiskey suspending 8 indicted players, payoff amounts and more


9/30/20 The Dallas Morning News of Dallas, TX., moderate signs of overall wear including spine splits with adhesive residue, a few small edge tears, several transparent reinforcement, surface loss and a library label at top left, medium cream coloring, typical horizontal fold at center with light crease radiating towards right, text and graphics easily discernable, content reveals indictment of two gamblers and an interesting variety of tidbits


1/2/27 Des Moines Sunday Register from Des Moines, IA., “Sports Section” with light to moderate peripheral wear, front page is green except for perimeter, otherwise supple with bold text and photos, content includes 6 player photos and a headline which reads “Risberg Names Eddie Collins, Schalk and Rowland In Scandal” referring to a second scandal revealed by banned player “Swede” Risberg involving a White Sox players’ payoff to the Detroit Tigers players to “lay down” in a 1917 series which paved the way to the AL pennant for the Sox



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