Lot # 79: Extremely Rare & Desirable 1919 Chicago White Sox Celluloid Season Pass

Category: Memorabilia

Starting Bid: $900.00

Bids: 4 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Fall Rarities Auction 2021",
which ran from 9/25/2021 12:00 PM to
10/9/2021 7:00 PM




(LOT 79)
Extremely Rare & Desirable 1919 Chicago White Sox Celluloid Season Pass

For all of the grandest moments in our National Pastime's glorious history, sadly enough, the one that has left one of the most indelible marks on the game itself is the legacy of the immortal 1919 "Black Sox" Scandal that absolutely "rocked" the baseball world. The "Faith of Fifty Million People" was originally compromised when Chick Gandil was approached by an Arnold Rothstein sponsored Chicago thug with the intent of "paying off" White Sox players to "throw away" the 1919 World Series against Cincinnati. After Gandil met seven of his teammates at New York's distinguished Ansonia Hotel on September 21st to promote his idea, the "fix" was in! Prompting some of the players to accept such a dishonest arrangement were the deep pockets of their beyond "cheap" owner Charles Comiskey who actually initiated the "Black Sox" nickname in 1918 by continuously having his players don dirty uniforms to avoid excessive laundry bills.

MIN BID $900
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