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Library can't find copies of early Black Sox reporting

Updated: December 6, 2005, 9:19 AM ET
Associated Press

URBANA, Ill. -- Rare copies of a sports newspaper that was credited with uncovering the infamous 1919 Chicago White Sox gambling scandal are missing from a University of Illinois library.

Librarians discovered that two bound volumes of Collyer's Eye from the 1920s were missing this fall, around the time the White Sox won their first World Series in 88 years, said associate university librarian Karen Schmidt.

"As there was more and more interest in what the White Sox ...

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