An original Charles Conlon photo of the 1919 Chicago Black Sox outfield including Joe Jackson sold for $16,450 early Sunday in RMY Auctions’ online auction.
The 6 ½ x 8 ½” image also showed fellow gambler Happy Felsh as well as clean players Nemo Leibold and Shano Collins, posing together before the start of the ill-fated series.
A similar photo of the Sox infield, featuring Swede Risberg, Chick Gandil, Buck Weaver and Eddie Collins, sold for $2,223.
That letter written by Babe Ruth to a Chicago sportswriter in 1923 sat in a closet for 50 years before being sold by Mile High Card Company for more than $88,000 earlier this month.
Harry Neily’s grand niece inherited the letter, his original typewriter and other items many years ago. She called Mile High President Brian Drent this summer asking if it might have value on the auction market.
Forbes’ David Seideman wrote about the one-page letter one autograph expert called “the nicest I have ever seen.”
Morphy Auctions will be offering the Gary Traugh Cassius Clay Collection as part of its upcoming March 24 sale.
Over 150 items will be on the block Several pairs of Clay’s fight worn boxing gloves, the earliest known pair of his trunks, training used items and an historically important document which Clay requests his name be changed from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are paying tribute to their 60 seasons in the city with a new pop-up museum inside Dodger Stadium.
Jerseys, rare photos and even the shovel from the stadium’s 1959 groundbreaking are included in the museum which includes with memorabilia on loan from the Baseball Hall of Fame, items from the private collections of Gary Cypres, Richard Levy and the O’Malley Family and materials from Dodgers archives.
You can learn more about it here.