The mountain of material contained in the "Black Sox files" lot offered for sale by Mastro Auctions includes a note from one of the men behind the plot to throw the 1919 World Series.
Sifting through the piles of legal documents, letters and other material associated with the investigation of the 1919 World Series is a job that could take the buyer months to complete.
The rare sports collection was recently consigned to Mastro Auctions. While it isn’t known if the recently-consigned treasure trove of material will shed any new light on the circumstances surrounding the darkest period in baseball history, at least one item has caught the eye of autograph collectors and those who have a keen interest in the Black Sox.
A hand-written note from one of the co-conspirators, Billy Maharg, has already been discovered.