1924 New York Giants - Chicago White Sox World Tour Collection
In 1924, Chicago White Sox owner, Charles Comiskey organized Major League baseball’s World Tour, headlined by his own top echelon team along with the New York Giants. Starting in Canada, this star-studded show moved abroad to tour Liverpool, London, Dublin, & Paris before being cut short, due to a lack of appreciation and understanding for the sport in England and France. Offered is a great group of personal souvenirs from that historic trip flowered with many vital signatures from baseball's gods of the Dead Ball Era, which once belonged to one of the participants mothers. Contains: 1. A personal diary, kept by Mrs. Joseph Jacobs, who was also aboard the ship, dated Oct. 23, 1924, and notated by her on the front fly, “A happy Journey from Esther and Estelle”. The following page is signed in bold black fountain ink by Irish Meusel, Frank Frisch, Heine Groh, Sam Rice, Johnny Mostil, Walter Henline, Willie Kamm, Dave Bancroft, Casey Stengel, and Travis Jackson. Signatures grade 8-9 out of a possible 10. Following is approximately (160) handwritten pages of handwritten entries with regards to various experiences on the tour (apparently she was not much of a baseball fan, as there is no mention of the players on board the ship). Book measures 4.5x7”. Cover is in Poor condition, contents are Excellent. 2. Dinner menu from the S.S. Leviathan, dated Thursday, October 30, 1924. The dinner was “given by Mrs. Joseph Jacobs to Mr. William C. Brown, Mr. Joseph Jacobs, and Master William Arthur Jacobs (menu was obtained from their son, W.A. Jacobs, who was 2-years-old when he was aboard the ship). 3. Two other menus from November 30, signed in black fountain ink by Ted Lyons, Johnny Mostil (with personally added, “The best sailor on board”), T. Jackson, “No Hit” Robertson, William E. Kamm (with added, “Sailor Above Par”), Bibb Falk, David Warfield, N.L. O’Neill, Art N. Nehf, Dave Bancroft, J.J. McGGraw, Hugh Jennings, Heinie Groh, Fank Frisch, H.B. Richardson, Bubber Jonnard, Ray Morehart, Jack Bentley, & more. Good condition, each measures 8x10” when opened. 4. Official thirteen-page United States Lines Passenger List aboard the American Quadruple Screw Turbine S.S. Leviathan (includes many important future voyages scheduled aboard this ship in the following year). List of first class passengers includes Mr. & Mrs.: Casey Stengel, Sam Rice, John McGraw, Hughie Jennings, John Evers, Frank Frisch, Red Faber, Heinie Groh, Dave Bancroft, & Charles Comiskey. List also includes Ed Walsh, Dave Warfield, Ted Lyons, & many more. Lot averages VG-EX to EX.