An original image of Chicago White Sox star Oscar “Happy Felsch”, one of the eight players banned from baseball for the Black Sox scandal, is up for bid.
Smiling in the sunshine, White Sox third baseman Buck Weaver had no idea what was to come in the months ahead.
Newly discovered correspondence between Charles Comiskey and one of his scouts reveals the White Sox had first shot at buying the young Babe Ruth. Now, the scrapbook that holds the telegrams–and numerous hand-signed letters from the famously tight-fisted Old Roman–are heading to auction.
The original Allen & Ginter cards that inspire Topps’ current products also leaned heavily on other sports and personalities.