Lot # 50: 1915 Zeenut PCL Swede Risberg - SGC GD+ 2.5

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Item was in Auction "Fall, 2023 Premier Auction",
which ran from 11/5/2023 12:00 AM to
11/25/2023 9:00 PM

Recognized as a ringleader of the plot to help "fix" the 1919 World Series, young Charles "Swede" Risberg was compensated with a reported $10-20,000 for his efforts to help recruit teammates to intentionally lose the World Series.  Unfortunately the 26-year-old Risberg and seven other White Sox players found themselves banned from organized baseball for life by baseball commissioner Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis following a grand jury investigation in 1921.  Risberg played several seasons in the Pacific Coast and Northwest Leagues before breaking in with Chicago in 1917.  Exceptional for the grade, this highly desirable card from the 1915 Zeenut issue is one of just four playing days cards featuring Risberg, and his earliest.

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