During an exhibition game against the Chicago White Sox on September 9, 1931, Chicago Cubs catcher, Charles Leo "Gabby" Hartnett, was photographed while signing an autograph for gangster Al Capone. After the photograph was published in newspapers across the United States, Hartnett received a telegram from Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis instructing him not to have his photograph taken with Capone in the future. Hartnett replied with a telegram to the Commissioner whimsically stating, "OK, but if you don't want me to have my picture taken with Al Capone, you tell him."

Available as a 4"x"4 stone coaster or 6" x 6", 8" x 8" or 12" x 12" handmade wood art panel that can stand on its own on a shelf, or hang from a wall.

Each sign is hand painted, weathered and the image is ink transferred and sealed. Due to the nature of the process, there will be slight variations in each piece, making each block one-of-a-kind.

Cubs' Gabby Hartnett Autographs Ball for Al Capone, Sonny ~ Vintage Chicago Sign

$9.95 Regular Price
$8.96Sale Price


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