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The instigators of the around-the-world series of games were John “Mugsy” McGraw of the Giants, the most successful manager in baseball, and Charles Comiskey, the owner of the White Sox. One night in December 1913, McGraw and Comiskey were having drinks at “Smiley,” Mike Corbett’s bar on Chicago’s East Side, and the idea of a “World Tour” came up. McGraw and Comiskey began building out most of the roster with current Giants and White Sox players, but they cast a wider net for a few pivotal famous and out of the box players. Onboard were future Hall of Famers Christy Mathewson, Tris Speaker, Urban Farber, and “Wahoo” Sam Crawford. Among those joining them were James “Death Valley Jim” Scott, George “Hooks” Wiltse, “Bunny” Hearn, “Turkey” Mike Donlin, and others whose nicknames matched their personalities. The most famous and best athlete on the tour was, of course, Jim Thorpe. Offered here is a 1914 Baseball Grand World Tour Cover. The cover depicts a unique and rare image, connecting two countries from across the globe through the wonderful sport of baseball. This item is in excellent condition for its age, showing only some minor staining and comes ready to be framed in an 11"x14" mat board.
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Minimum Bid: $300
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0
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Auction closed on Saturday, December 14, 2019.
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