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Lot # 48: 1910 Eddie Collins Two-Page "All Star Tour" Handwritten Letter (ex-Christies, JSA)

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 4 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "2019 Fall Classic",
which ran from 11/3/2019 7:00 PM to
12/6/2019 10:00 PM



An All-Star letter! Two-page handwritten letter from Hall of Famer Eddie Collins to Cincinnati promoter D.A. Fletcher informing him that he will gladly join the All-Star Tour. Dated September 21st, 1910 and written on Colonial Hotel in Cleveland stationary, Collins gives his uniform measurements and says to "positively count on me to be with you every way for the All Star Tour." Signed by Eddie T. Collins, the 6 x 9.25 item has minor paper loss to the top edges. The tour was banned by baseball's National Commission and the players were forced to return the money. With 3,315 career hits, Collins is 11th on the all-time hit list. Comes with JSA LOA.

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!

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