While most collectors and fans today associate Charles "Happy" Felsch with his role in the 1919 Black Sox Scandal, the addition of "Hap" and several other key figures to the White Sox in 1915 ushered in a new era of successful campaigns for the club. Finishing 2nd only to the Red Sox by two games in 1916, the Sox then bested the New York Giants in the 1917 World Series and won the 1919 American League pennant before ultimately surrendering the 1919 World Series to the Cincinnati Reds over eight famously controversial games.
A fabulous portrayal of Felsch, shot circa 1919, the presented 8" x 10" photograph remains a vintage example developed directly from Charles M. Conlon's original negative sometime during the 1930's. This image also served as the source material for Felsch's 1919-21 W514 strip card image. Photo surface displays beautifully with strong tonal contrast and very light creasing to the extreme corners presenting as the only notable blemishes. A hint of toning appears along the outer edges of verso which also includes a handwritten identifier of Felsch in pencil at center. Authenticated as a Type 2 photo by PSA/DNA.