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Lot # 71: 1921 Document from Harry Grabiner's Diary with "Black Sox" Content (ex-Bill Veeck Estate)

Starting Bid: $300.00

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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

Fascinating content in this circa 1921 8.5x11" unlined page from Harry Grabiner's diary. "Harry's Diary" is considered to be the Rosetta Stone of the Black Sox. Some of the handwritten pencil notations include references such as: Austrian [Comiskey's attorney] advises regarding Schalk - Landis; Austrian regarding $500 Veeck matter prices; Veeck did not go to meeting with Dreyfuss [Barney]; Report that normals signed McWeeny for $3500 Kerr $5000; Took matter up with Landis; Schalk was out 2/16 (unknown) a matter with Landis regarding donation of $50 each by Sox in 1917; Faber was down to see Landis 2/15; [James] Crusenberry did not know what the news of the leak was and nothing further has been done - the papers have dropped the matter; Ads on score book 1920 - $6615; McWeeny offered $450 wants $600; Falk offered $500 wants $3500 for season; and more. Handwritten in pencil, slight toning at edges but in excellent condition with one horizontal fold. Sources from Bill Veeck's estate and was used in the book "The Hustler's Handbook". 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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