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Lot # 147: 1919 Fred McMullin, "The Rarest Chicago Black Sox Gambler" Portrait Photo

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 34 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "February Collectors Auction 2024",
which ran from 2/19/2024 10:00 PM to
3/9/2024 8:00 PM



The most famous incident in baseball history was the 1919 World Series in which eight members of the Chicago White Sox were banished for throwing the Series. One of the more obscure members of the group was Fred McMullin whom many thought was pulled in because he was friends with the better players, but in reality he was a key member of the octet! As a part time player, McMullin was given the last week of the season off and he was the teams scout who watched the Reds and single handedly provided the information to manager Kid Gleason to plan the games. The offered portrait photograph by Underwood and Underwood is one of his greatest photographs ever taken and it comes directly from the archives of Underwood. This is being offered here for the first time ever and it presents well with a couple small chips on the right side which were reinforced with tape on the back for stability. An exquisite piece of photography that will get a Type 1 from PSA, guaranteed!

Size: 6x8
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 2.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 7.5/10

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