Lot # 108: 1908 Boston Red Sox Mounted Team Photograph w/Eddie Cicotte

Starting Bid: $250.00

Bids: 25 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring, 2023 Premier Auction",
which ran from 4/9/2023 12:00 PM to
4/29/2023 9:00 PM

Though he appeared in a single game for the 1905 Detroit Tigers, knuckleballer Eddie Cicotte experienced his first full season of major league ball with the 1908 Boston Red Sox at the age of 24, finishing with an 11-12 overall record. Well known today for his role in the 1919 Black Sox scandal, Cicotte was one of eight players banned from baseball for life by Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis following his grand jury testimony in 1921. Blissfully unaware of what the baseball gods had in store, Cicotte appears in the bottom row of this handsome 5" x 7" mounted photograph, lying with his feet facing to the left. Other instantly recognizable faces found among the players present include: Lou Criger (middle row, first from right), Harry Lord (top row, second from right), Amby McConnell (middle row, first from left), Deacon McGuire (middle row, third from left), and Heinie Wagner (middle row, third from right). Still attached to the original protective mount, photo remains unblemished while the 8" x 10" mount itself suffers from two noticeable tears along the left edge. A photographer's blind stamp appears in the lower-right corner while "Daily News Photograph" stamping appears in the lower-right corner of verso. A photo with outstanding eye appeal featuring an early image of one of baseball history's most infamous personalities.

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