Lot # 130: c.1913 Buck Weaver, Jim Scott, Gene Doyle Original Type 1 Photograph (PSA/DNA) - Christy Walsh Estate!

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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

One year removed from his rookie season, young Chicago White Sox third baseman, Buck Weaver poses with his future brother in-law, Sox pitcher Jim Scott and sports promoter Gene Doyle in this 8" x 10" Type 1 photo. While history has forever associated Weaver with seven other teammates, recognized as the "Black Sox" for conspiring with gamblers to throw the 1919 World Series, the record has shown Weaver merely knew of the plot but did not participate. Nevertheless, in 1921 Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis saw fit to ban 31-year-old Buck Weaver from organized baseball for life due to his involvement. While all memorabilia relating to Black Sox players remains highly sought after by collectors, material featuring Buck Weaver and Shoeless Joe hold special significance due to the tragic nature of their stories and their perceived unfair banishment. Photo includes handwritten notations identifying those present over the exceptionally clear image. Verso displays heavy toning throughout, with handwritten identifiers present at top edge and a large "Dingman Photographers" stamp appears along the left side. Originating from the estate of Christy Walsh, this photo comes with an LOA from Walsh's family. Authenticated as a Type 1 photo by PSA/DNA.

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