Lot # 135: 1911 White Sox vs. Cubs St. Anne's Benefit Game Full Ticket - PSA EX 5

Category: Baseball Tickets

Starting Bid: $200.00

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Item was in Auction "Summer, 2023 Premier Auction",
which ran from 8/2/2023 12:00 PM to
8/19/2023 9:00 PM

Intra-city rivalries often sparked exhibition games for a good part of the 20th Century and often these were matches waged for the benefit of a local organization.  On October 22, 1911 the Cubs and White Sox clashed at Comiskey Park on a Sunday afternoon, with a promise to raise at least $20,000 for St. Anne's Hospital, although the take ended up a little short once the sales and donations were toted up. As part of the festivities Ed Walsh received a $4,000 touring car that was donated through a subscription from local fans, promising to learn how to drive it before Spring arrived, while signed baseballs were hawked to the 8,000 attendees throughout the exhibition to fatten the coffers. The AL squad won by a score of 6-2 defeating a Cubs "team" that technically deployed four future Hall-of-Famers: Tinker, Evers, Walsh and Three-Finger Brown, which occurred as the batteries were switched, leading to Brown taking the hill for the Sox (as Walsh did for the North Siders) to no avail.

PSA has given the full ticket, the only survivor from this event in their pop report, a grade of EX 5. A pleasing blue, with strong text and only a couple of nicks seen on the front, with the blank reverse having a small blot and a little foxing.

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