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mike squires
01-02-2006, 12:08 AM
I think mine would have to be a Sherm Lollar late 50's Topps card. If you call that memorbillia.

I also have the middle piece of the chair from old Comiskey. Who knows how old that is! Did they ever replace seats from the old yard?

TornLabrum
01-02-2006, 12:19 AM
I've got a brick from old Comiskey, not authenticated but I really don't care since it's mine, and I'm not planning on selling it. Let's just say someone liberated it for me for a small fee by using long arms to reach under the fence surrounding the demolition area. That would make the souvenir 95 or 96 years old.

RadioheadRocks
01-02-2006, 12:30 AM
-Brick and seat from Old Comiskey Park

-1948 program with Don Kolloway on the cover (autographed by Kolloway at a late 1980s baseball card show)

-Topps and Bowman White Sox baseball cards from 1951

-souvenir keychain from Luke Appling Day (given to me by Pudi Senese from McCuddy's)

I'll have to go through all of my boxed-up memorabilia for more items... this is just what I was able to name off the top of my head.

Cuck the Fubs
01-02-2006, 01:03 AM
Red giveaway batting helmet from the 1st Sox game my dad took me to!:smile:

Nellie_Fox
01-02-2006, 01:07 AM
Comiskey brick. Ball autographed by 1965 Sox.

BainesHOF
01-02-2006, 02:06 AM
Comiskey brick and seats. Plus the book "Commy" with an inscription dated 1919.

GregoryEtc
01-02-2006, 02:47 AM
I have Shoeless Joe's 3rd grade spelling test. He misspelled 'immunity'.

Also have Monty Stratton's right shoe. Got it on eBay. It was barely used.

CredeGoldGlove
01-02-2006, 03:16 AM
the centerpiece of my collection is the white sock used to inspire the team name the "white sox"

Chisox003
01-02-2006, 03:23 AM
Program from the '59 World Series

My uncle got it for me (Don't know how), but it's in this plastic case and I'm afraid to take it out ... Looks like it might crumble if I do!

Pretty sweet though ..... Hopefully 46 years from NOW I'm not looking back on the one I bought in '05 wondering when it'll happen again

Nellie_Fox
01-02-2006, 03:44 AM
the centerpiece of my collection is the white sock used to inspire the team name the "white sox"
teal
not teal

StockdaleForVeep
01-02-2006, 03:52 AM
A whitesox baseball with a wbbm logo on it, it was some anniversary logo, i forget the date on it but it was marked\logo of the old stadium, maybe 1990

That or an autograph from gary glover or canseco

SouthSide_HitMen
01-02-2006, 04:10 AM
1959 AL Champions pennant, brick from Comiskey Park.

C-Dawg
01-02-2006, 07:40 AM
I have the standard brick-and-part-of-a-seat.

As far as stuff I got personally, at games: a bat from one of the Bat Days, late 70s (but it has the Go Go Sox slogan on it).

1979 program-magazine, with the aerial pic of Comiskey Park, with the downtown skyline in the background. I should have had more stuff like that, but some of it seems to be lost over the years.

When I was a little kid, I had a red Sox jacket, with the patch on the sleeve, with the batter and sock logo. Sadly its long gone.

If I could find them, somewhere I might have some old pics from the old park, on 110 film, from 1975, but I haven't seen them in about 25 years.

WinOrDyeTrying
01-02-2006, 08:08 AM
Pin from '59 World Series...

hose
01-02-2006, 08:09 AM
1959 official score book -15 cents

1959 AL Champs pennant

1959 SI w/Nellie and Little Louie on the cover

1959 AL Champs flag that flew over new Comiskey (not old, but still cool)

brick from old Comiskey- not sure how old the brick is.

2 green seats from old Comiskey that never held an ass during a WS game like the current blue ones that are up for sale. (unless they had plastic seats back in 1959 , and I doubt they did)

Some old newspaper ads with Nellie Fox for "Favorite Chewing Tobacco" and Billy Pierce for "Vitalis hair tonic with V-7"

I do have a wooden slat from a chair at old Comiskey, not sure how far it goes back.

The oldest memorabilia I have is my uncles seat (#6) from Tulane Stadium which was the original Sugar Bowl. This is the only item I would never sell.

Chitown Hitmen
01-02-2006, 08:58 AM
A 1931 Lou Gehrig baseball card. Not a reprint also. I got it from a card shop about six months ago. Bought it for $500.

robertks61
01-02-2006, 09:00 AM
A brick & seat from the old park and several programs from the 60's & 70's.

SOXBOY
01-02-2006, 09:06 AM
A poster of the 1936 schedule.

Law11
01-02-2006, 09:06 AM
1959 Program signed by Minnie.

SOXSINCE'70
01-02-2006, 09:06 AM
1962 scorecard.The previous owner kept score of a Sox/Tigers
game.Sadly,the Sox lost,8-2.:(: :(:.I also have a 1975 yearbook
signed by Nancy Faust and a 1971 pocket schedule.1971 was the
team's last year on WFLD before they moved to channel 44,IIRC.

Wsoxmike59
01-02-2006, 10:01 AM
I have a scorecard from the 1933 season that I bought on eBay about 5-6 years back.

I also have a brick and chair from the old park. My prized possesions along with my 1959 Pennant and Team Picture.

sox1970
01-02-2006, 10:14 AM
1952 Topps Saul Rogovin. Don't ask me why.

Fredsox
01-02-2006, 10:19 AM
1983 All Star game program signed by the Wimperoo (he was sitting in the row in front of us).

LongLiveFisk
01-02-2006, 10:55 AM
Ticket stubs from the late 70s. Wish the prices were still the same! :redneck

Lip Man 1
01-02-2006, 12:38 PM
I have the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper from September 23, 1959. It's the first edition after the Sox won the pennant.

It's amazing to look at the ads and things like the daily TV / radio schedule.

Lip

CWSpalehoseCWS
01-02-2006, 12:43 PM
I have '59 cards for Billy Pierce, Early Wynn, and Nellie Fox.

HITMEN OF 77
01-02-2006, 12:46 PM
A "Sox Soda" bottle from the 30's, back in day when the White Sox made there own soda.

kbriley
01-02-2006, 01:17 PM
1971 autographed whitesox baseball. The only name I recognize is chuck tanner.

buehrle4cy05
01-02-2006, 01:21 PM
I have a card from 2005 Bowman Heritage with a piece of a seat from Old Comiskey on it. Also have a Nellie Fox Jersey card, and a 1952 Topps card autographed by Minnie Minoso. The guy who runs the local card shop has a Shoeless Joe Jackson bat card...for $100.

WSox597
01-02-2006, 01:24 PM
I also have a brick from the old Comiskey, one of those with a little brass plate on it. (Speedway Wrecking Company, etc.) I wonder how many of those are floating around? Probably tens of thousands.

Not strictly White Sox, but I have a program from the '83 All Star game, and also from the 2003 All Star Game. Not old, but I like them.

Baby Fisk
01-02-2006, 01:29 PM
Autographed copy of Just Call Me Minnie by Minnie Minoso, circa early-90s.

EDIT: Lots of baseball cards too, from early-80s to present.

wassagstdu
01-02-2006, 01:49 PM
Pin from Luke Appling Day (1947) -- my first game.
Seat and two bricks from old Comiskey.
1959 scorecard/program signed in person by Nellie Fox, Looie Aparicio, Bob Shaw, Norm Cash, John Romano, and Rudy Arias (obtained by me at a game).
1959 World Series "Go Go Sox Beat the Dodgers" pin signed last June at the "Turn Back the Clock" game by Bob Shaw.
:appling :luis&nell

Paulwny
01-02-2006, 01:57 PM
Comiskey brick
Nellie Fox rookie card( Phil. A's)
Various 50's Fox and Aparicio cards
Big Frank's college card

SOXSINCE'70
01-02-2006, 01:58 PM
It's amazing to look at the ads and things like the daily TV / radio schedule.Lip

I know what you mean.11 years ago,I had to write a paper on
Dr.Sam Sheppard being cleared of murder charges in 1966.Looking at
old microfiche issues of the Cub-Une,I would invariably pass by ads
for Jewel and Dominick's,TV listings,and want ads.Just looking at
what feedign a family of 4 cost 40 years ago makes you think.
Not to mention what a house in the Northwest suburbs listed for.:D:

KRS1
01-02-2006, 02:06 PM
Frank Thomas back to back AL MVP pin. I got it at one of my first Sox games, and I still have it on my old Sox hat in my closet. It's not nearly as old as some of the stuff you old-timers have, but it is just as priceless to me.

LITTLE NELL
01-02-2006, 02:13 PM
Was at 2nd game of 59 series vs Dodgers. Still have the program. That game still gives me nightmares. Lollar was tagged out by 20 feet trying to score in an 8th inning rally. If we win that game we would have gone on to win the series, and the Sox would have 2 World Championships in my lifetime.

Brian26
01-02-2006, 02:24 PM
Last time I moved, I threw out a bunch of my old Topps cards from the 70's because they weren't really in very good shape. I had picked them up at garage sales when I was a little kid, and honestly those 1979 cards of Junior Moore, Francisco Barrios and Rich Wortman didn't hold a lot of sentimental value to me since the teams were so terrible.

I believe these are my two oldest Sox cards:

Chet Lemon '78 Topps on the right
Chet Lemon '82 Topps on left (with signature and #/23 from 2004 Topps Originals Set)

TornLabrum
01-02-2006, 03:02 PM
I know what you mean.11 years ago,I had to write a paper on
Dr.Sam Sheppard being cleared of murder charges in 1966.Looking at
old microfiche issues of the Cub-Une,I would invariably pass by ads
for Jewel and Dominick's,TV listings,and want ads.Just looking at
what feedign a family of 4 cost 40 years ago makes you think.
Not to mention what a house in the Northwest suburbs listed for.:D:

The other thing to remember, though is that people made a whole lot less money back then, too. My first teaching job paid a grand total of $8100 a year in 1973.

nebraskasox
01-02-2006, 04:00 PM
1- a brick form old Comiskey
2- a "Keystone Combo" card of Fox & Aparicio circa late 50's
3- my prize posession: a plastic statue of Nellie Fox circa 1960. This item was also pictured in the memorabilia montage at the beginning of one of the highlight films. The pose is Nellie throwing to first with a cheek full of tobacco.

Dat Funky Motion
01-02-2006, 04:02 PM
Bucky Dent and Jorge Orta jerseys from the 70's.

Palehose13
01-02-2006, 04:04 PM
1959 Luis Aparicio card and a 1959 Bubba Phillips card. Not in mint, but it was the closest I could get to the 1959 team. :wink:

PaleHoseGeorge
01-02-2006, 04:31 PM
I have a 1911 tobacco card of Sox hurler Doc White, winner of the deciding Game 6 of the 1906 World Series over the Cubs. I also have a slatback seat from Old Comiskey and an authentic brick. If you hunt around the main page, you can find pictures of all three.
:cool:

For the record the Old Comiskey slatback seats, and nearly all the bricks, only date to the renovation of 1927. That's the year the wooden grandstands beyond the infield were replaced with double-decked reinforced concrete. Though the building dates to 1910, there is no way to authenticate the Old Comiskey souvenir bricks from 1910 or later renovations. However most of them weren't laid until 1926... still pretty old.

One final note: the curved back Old Comiskey wooden seats date to the 1940's and the green plastic ones to 1982.

ondafarm
01-02-2006, 08:04 PM
I have a picture from the 1910 city series, Sox vs Cubs after the end of the regular season.

SOecks
01-02-2006, 08:30 PM
I guess mine has to be my Nellie Fox rookie card and after that is an 83 penant with a bunch of signatures.

cy4979
01-02-2006, 08:43 PM
here is just some of my oldest things that I have

programs- 1927,30,31,36,39,59 world series

Season tickets cards from 1943,45,53,54

All-Star Game tickets (one) 1950, (four) 1983 all are full tickets

59 year book

press pins from 1950,83 all-star game, 59,67,83 world series

World series tickets 1964,67,96 for the 59 series game 1,2,3,4,5, and a full ticket for game 7 and 2005 playoff sheet for the 27 game package

The White Sox March the sheet music for the 1906 World champion White Sox

1919 World Champions Series souvenir roecord book that was sold in Chicago for 25 cents, a paper from 1919 before game one

a wood set slat from the old park

Luke Appling's Georgia Athletic Hall of Fame Plaque

RoobarbPie
01-02-2006, 08:47 PM
My fiancee's dad has a program from the 1919 world series vs the Reds. I saw it once when he pulled it out of the fire box for me to look at. I can't totally remember, but I think it was like 4 or 6 pages and made of really thick paper. It showed all of the guys season stats and not really a whole lot else..... Certainly no advertising like the crap we got at the series this year.

Yes I considered running with it, but they're awesome sox fans and an awesome family too.....

gaelhound
01-02-2006, 09:03 PM
Photos from a Jewel Foods promotion in the mid 60's. I got 5x7's of Pete Ward, and Ken Berry.

travelinman89
01-02-2006, 09:27 PM
A '62 Topps Nellie Fox card.

MikeW
01-02-2006, 09:38 PM
In terms of age, my 1910 tobacco cards. I have 21 of them and are all White Sox. The two seats from old Comiskey. Among other things I have are all the Sox yearbooks and programs from 1951-to the present. And one unique item is a book called the 'New Chicago White Sox' and it is signed by Arch Ward,who thought of the idea of an all All Star game. I have all the Topps,Bowman cards from 1949 on and a lot of them are signed.

Chrisaway
01-02-2006, 10:52 PM
Why that would be my "go go sox" giveaway bat from '59-'60???

Garland_IS_God
01-02-2006, 11:08 PM
Baseball signed by the entire 59 White Sox, plus the Pennant to go along with it. My dad gave it to me a few years ago.

rwcescato
01-02-2006, 11:12 PM
I have a ticket stub from 1/2 price Interlake perfect attendance game that I of course went to. In 1978 the price of the ticket was $2.50 for a box seat and $2 for reserved. On the back it mentions $1 teen night for games on April 29, May 26, June 15, and June 24. The game date was Friday April 28, 1978.
Rich:supernana:

soxfanreggie
01-02-2006, 11:17 PM
Charlie Comiskey's pen from all the lucrative contracts he signed.

gowhitesox
01-02-2006, 11:55 PM
The oldest for me is a White Sox pennant that I bought in 1976. That was the year I first became a Sox fan. After 30 I finally got to stare at it as World Champions!!

mike squires
01-03-2006, 12:04 AM
Last time I moved, I threw out a bunch of my old Topps cards from the 70's because they weren't really in very good shape. I had picked them up at garage sales when I was a little kid, and honestly those 1979 cards of Junior Moore, Francisco Barrios and Rich Wortman didn't hold a lot of sentimental value to me since the teams were so terrible.

I believe these are my two oldest Sox cards:

Chet Lemon '78 Topps on the right
Chet Lemon '82 Topps on left (with signature and #/23 from 2004 Topps Originals Set)

I hear what you're saying about those common cards. I don't even want to know how many I have stuffed in those white divider boxes. I just can't get myself to throw them away. I'm getting closer to getting rid of those 89-90 cards that I have millions of...those 70's 80's cards though are hard for me. I'm more of the sentimental type. I spent the greater part of my youth looking and sorting through those cards.

As for the Lemon autograph, I sent away three to the address Lip provided on the interview with him. I'm still waiting for a reply.:whiner:

chisox117
01-03-2006, 12:39 AM
Full page Team Photo/ At-Home Schedule insert from the Sun., May 19, 1968 Sun-Times.

The schedule includes the games that had already been played (no scores listed). The Milwaukee "home games" are denoted by a star beside thier dates :o: .

IronFisk
01-03-2006, 02:13 AM
Hmmm, I know I have some really old baseball registers from the 30's, 40's and 50's with plenty of Sox info. They were produced by the Sporting News.

As for anything else, I did pick up this sticker from the 60's, and promptly stuck it on the inside of my car's back window when I bought it last March - instantly ruining any value.

WOOOOO HOOOOO!!!

wilburaga
01-03-2006, 10:56 AM
Oldest : 1959 Media Guide
2nd Oldest: 1960 Media Guide
3rd Oldest : 1961 Media Guide
And so on.


W

Hangar18
01-03-2006, 11:08 AM
I have a couple of tickets, never used, for games in the 1950's

russ99
01-03-2006, 12:03 PM
1959 Al Champs Pennant

Early 70's blue jersey Sox bobblehead in perfect condition. (not selling!)

Various 60s and 70s Sox baseball cards

wassagstdu
01-03-2006, 12:28 PM
... and a 1956 Luis Aparicio Topps rookie card that I cut the edges off so I could carry it in my wallet. My wife gave me an unmutilated one for my birthday a few years back.

Back in 1952 or 53 a buddy of mine had a ball that his grandfather had given him that he said was hit out of "Sox Park" by Shoeless Joe Jackson. We played catch (mostly "drop" or "miss" -- we were just learning how to catch with a glove) with it on the sidewalk and tore the cover off it. I still feel horrible about that and hope that his grandfather was not telling him the truth about the ball.

.

pdimas
01-03-2006, 05:41 PM
A 1950 all star game program (the pride of my collection). A couple of bricks from the old park and a couple of wooden slats taken from seats at the old park.

Jurr
01-03-2006, 08:08 PM
I've got some old Sox baseball cards given to me by family and friends, but the earliest piece of Sox schwag that I personally acquired is a pair of Sox batting gloves that are signed by John Cangielosi. This is going back to 1985.

For some odd reason, he was my favorite White Sox player. I used to play that old dice game as a kid with the baseball cards, and I didn't have a Cangielosi card. I'd use a Wally Backman Mets card (the one with the orange METS on the top..Topps 1986, I think). Man, who even REMEMBERS John Cangielosi???????:bandance:

rookieroy
01-03-2006, 10:55 PM
I have a couple tobacco cards from 1910-1911 that would be the oldest. I have some ticket stubs from the 30's. Some programs and scorecards from the 40's and 50's. Have a brick!

Nellie_Fox
01-04-2006, 01:02 AM
As I read of mementos much older than the ones I own, I think of two things:

1. The usual complaint for men of my generation: My mom threw away my shoeboxes full of baseball cards.

2. If you go away to the Army, leaving two much younger brothers behind, pretty much everything you owned will be gone or ruined when you get back.

crazyozzie02
01-04-2006, 04:06 PM
i know mine is pretty recent (i am only 18) but it would have to be my 1993 White Sox Year Book signed by everyone on the divison championship team.

Iwritecode
01-04-2006, 04:33 PM
I think it's a 1994 Starting lineup Frank Thomas figure (unopened). I got it signed by him last year at Soxfest.

Sadly, I don't think I own a single thing that was made before 1990, which is right around when I started following the Sox...

ChiSox65
01-04-2006, 06:21 PM
I have Bill Veck's bones in my basement.


Kidding. 2 cards from '34

John Knott P
Don McNair Inf

Elvisfan1977
01-04-2006, 06:43 PM
Newspaper clipping from the Chicago Daily News, September 24th, 1959. Team poster, in color and framed under protective glass. Passed down from an earlier generation.

mike squires
01-04-2006, 10:44 PM
As I read of mementos much older than the ones I own, I think of two things:

1. The usual complaint for men of my generation: My mom threw away my shoeboxes full of baseball cards.

2. If you go away to the Army, leaving two much younger brothers behind, pretty much everything you owned will be gone or ruined when you get back.

I hear what yo are saying. I've only dunked a basketball a few times. ONe of them in front of the entire school during a student/teacher game. I opend up the game with a break away dunk and someone got me above the rim, tounge hanging out and everything...It's been 13 years since I've seen it. My brothers deny doing anything to it. I don't think I'd missplace something like that though....:whiner: I loved that picture.

VenturaSoxFan23
01-05-2006, 09:32 AM
Currently in my possession:

2 unused Sox tickets from a game in 1976.
A Jay Johnstone White Sox 1971 Topps baseball card.

My brother has all the programs I bought during the 1980s.

My mom has a bobblehead with the white jersey and the powder blue sleeves & hat. It may have been before they ever debuted the uniforms, because it has "White Sox" in big bold letters on the front. Looked nothing like the unis they actually wore.

soxfan13
01-05-2006, 10:27 AM
1977 autographed baseball Zisk, Soderholm, and Oscar Gamble

Gammons Peter
01-05-2006, 11:46 AM
I have Andy the Clowns nose wired and mounted on the wall, it lights up when somebody rings my doorbell :)

mwc44
01-05-2006, 02:05 PM
... an old white-washed brick hanging above a peeling paint green wood slat chair from the one and only Comiskey Park... then the 4 Innauguaral 1951 Topps "Blue Back" Cards (HANK MAJESKI, PHIL MASI, CHICO CARRASQUEL (RC), and BILLY PIERCE) and the 3 Innauguaral 1951 Topps "Red Back" Cards (GUS ZERNIAL, AL ZARILLA, and EDDIE ROBINSON)... all in EX-MT condition... followed by every White Sox card put out by Topps thereafter....

(if I only had the purchase prices back..... :?: )

whitesoxfan1986
01-05-2006, 10:04 PM
About 5 baseball cards from 1989. I don't know how I got those cards because I was 2 years old that season. I am 19 now.

Nellie_Fox
01-06-2006, 12:51 AM
My mom has a bobblehead with the white jersey and the powder blue sleeves & hat. It may have been before they ever debuted the uniforms, because it has "White Sox" in big bold letters on the front. Looked nothing like the unis they actually wore.Or else it wasn't an authorized item.

areilly
01-06-2006, 08:21 AM
Ticket stub, June 6, 1991 at (new) Comiskey. Sox 6, Rangers 5.

HITMEN OF 77
01-06-2006, 10:59 AM
My mom has a bobblehead with the white jersey and the powder blue sleeves & hat. It may have been before they ever debuted the uniforms, because it has "White Sox" in big bold letters on the front. Looked nothing like the unis they actually wore.

The White Sox bobble heads of the 1960's do wear you uniforms that were nothing like what they actually wore other than the style of Sox logo on the cap. What color is the base? Green, White or Gold?