19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 81,250
Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000
JOE JACKSON SIGNED BILL OF SALE
Original signed Bill of Sale transferring ownership of a Pool Room and Cigar Store at 1202 E. 55th St. in Chicago, Illinois from “Shoeless” Joe Jackson (1888-1951) to his teammate “Lefty” Claude Williams (1893-1959) for the sum of $1 (and all outstanding debts). In 1921, despite being acquitted by a court of law, Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis banned eight members of the Chicago White Sox (including both Jackson and Williams) for life for fixing the 1919 World Series. Joe Jackson and his wife Katie decided to move back down South to Savannah, Georgia, prompting the sale of the Pool Room and Cigar Store. The document is notarized and dated October 6th, 1921 and is signed Joe Jackson and C.P. Williams in blue ink.
Document, 8 1/2 x 13 3/4 in.
Framed, 15 x 21 in.
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