Here is an item featuring one of the main players involved in the Black Sox Scandal. A payroll check to Eddie Cicotte signed by owner Charles Comiskey. It has Cicotte's signature on the back and Comiskey's on the front. It is dated 7/14/1919 and paid to the order of EV Cicotte for $476.25. Cicotte won 29 games for the 1919 White Sox but lost two games in the World Series. He was one of the eight players banned from baseball after being accused of intentionally losing the World Series. This is a great, rare item from that infamous period in baseball history. It has three vertical folds along with a few staple holes. Authenticated and encapsulated by PSA/DNA.
2019 marks the 100th Anniversary of the most infamous scandal in sports history. The 1919 World Series was the scene of the crime, the culprits were eight members of the Chicago “Black Sox” and the crime was game fixing. Shoeless Joe Jackson and seven other members of the “Black Sox” were subsequently banned from baseball three years later and that ban still stands to this day. On this Anniversary, Lelands is privileged to offer a comprehensive collection of memorabilia related to the 1919 World Series teams including a Joe Jackson PSA certified signed document, 1919 World Series tickets, 1919 White Sox season pass, Type I photos, handwritten letters, autographs and much more. Lelands has devoted an entire category in the 2019 Fall Classic to this collection, so go check out “The Black Sox 100th Anniversary Collection” today!