What a better way to honor the 100th anniversary of the Black Sox scandal than with this circa 1922 "Joe Jackson Is Innocent" broadside. From Joe Jackson's personal scrapbook, this 4.5x7" handout was used to promote Jackson's innocence. Created by "Square Deal" Ed Plelan, of the New York Semi-Professional Base Ball Association, this cardboard handout features great wording and is a fine example of early 20th century advertising. Minor tear to right edge.
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!