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1909-1913 M101-2 Autographed Sporting News Supplement Collection (3) - Doyle, Carrigan, and Schulte
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $960
Collection of three 1909-1913 M101-2 Sporting News supplements, each signed on the front in blue or black fountain pen by the respective player pictured: Larry Doyle ("To my pal Doc Steen/From/Larry Doyle"), Bill Carrigan, and Frank Schulte ("To 'my good friend'/Dr. C. Steen/Best Wishes/Sincerely/Frank Schulte"). Schulte is particularly rare, having passed away in 1949, long before signing cards came into fashion. All of the signatures and inscriptions have been boldly penned and grade "9/10." Both the Carrigan and Schulte supplements have been encapsulated by Beckett/JSA, with the signatures certified as "Authentic." They are also accompanied by full LOAs from PSA/DNA, which also certifies the signatures as "Authentic." All of the supplements (approximately 7.75 x 9.75 inches) display very light fold lines and are in Very Good to Excellent condition overall. As noted by the two inscriptions, each of these signed supplements originates from the collection of Dr. C. G. Steen, a gentleman who collected autographed M101-2 supplements in the 1940s. We know this because the Carrigan signed supplement is accompanied by one of Steen's original request letters to Carrigan! The letter (6 x 9.5 inches; Ex-Mt), dated August 30, 1941, and typed on The Lincoln hotel stationery (Lincoln, Nebraska), reads in part: "Dear Carrigan:- I am writing to you in the hope that I may be lucky in my attempt to secure your autograph on a photo. You will doubtless recall that during the years 1909 through 1912, the Sporting News issued a series of rotogravure photos of the leading players of that time. I saved a good many of them and just recently have been writing the fellows to autograph them for me. Have had good fortune in that every one that I have been able to locate, has been very glad to do this favor for me and I'm sure you will too." Carrigan replied to the letter directly upon it along the base in black fountain pen (grading "9/10"): "Send it all. Glad to. Bill Carrigan." Accompanied by its original mailing envelope (6.75 x 3.75 inches; Ex). Total: 5 items (3 M101-2 supplements, letter, and envelope). Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $300. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $960
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