Great item from the 1919 World Series between the Chicago "Black Sox" and the Cincinnati Reds. This large format advertising score card measures 7.5x10.75" and there is a hole at the top middle for hanging, though the string is missing. Back has pre-printed spaces for the scores of the potential nine-game series and the handwritten scores to seven games of the series are in pencil (missing Game 7). Front contains advertising for The Atlas Rubber & Belting Co." with header reading "The Cincinnati Reds, Pennant Winners of 1919." Features photo of the entire team with manager Pat Moran in the center and remains in Very Good condition with minor creasing and paper loss, even 100 years after the most controversial World Series in history.
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!