While fans on the west coast were abuzz as their freshly transplanted Dodgers were in the 1959 Fall Classic, the excitement on the South Side of Chicago was an another level altogether as the White Sox returned to the October spotlight for the first time since the franchise’s “Black Sox” disgrace back in 1919. Artifacts from those much-anticipated participants are scarce and well preserved in this pairing that includes:
Original Type III Wire Photograph: framed to 15x12 under black matting, the black-and-white photo depicts ChiSox starter Early Wynn firing the first pitch to Junior Gilliam to begin Game 6 at Comiskey Park. The AP relic presents beautifully with the original caption as it appeared on the negative. Accompanying is a COA stating the item’s status as having been taken directly from the historic Chicago Tribune archives.
1959 World Series Game 6 Ticket Stub: a historic vouched in that it was issued for the last-ever World Series game played at Comiskey Park (and the last Fall Classic contest in Chicago until 2005), the “Standing Room” stub features printed seating/event details and presents (NM) with a colorful and crease-free surface and an immaculate reverse. This one is a candidate for third-party grading!