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Lot #1212
Kenesaw Mountain Landis

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First baseball commissioner. Landis was elected to office on November 12, 1920, and helped restore public confidence in baseball following the Black Sox scandal of 1919. The former U.S. district judge banned eight White Sox players for life, despite their acquittal in a court of law. Landis subsequently issued other edicts utilizing the “absolute power” granted him by the owners to ensure the game’s integrity. Bold vintage fountain pen signature “Kenesaw M. Landis” on an off-white card. Matted with a Perez-Steele card to an overall size of 8 x 10. In fine condition. Auction LOA Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #331 - Ended March 12, 2008