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1913 Philadelphia Athletics Stock Certificate Number 2, Signed Three Times by Connie Mack with original name (Cornelius McGillicuddy)

Starting Bid - $1,000.00 , Sold For - $1,997.50

Extremely significant 1913 Philadelphia Athletics stock certificate, dated December 29, 1913, and issued to team manager Connie Mack, signed by Mack three times. This is an incredible stock certificate on many counts: 1) Athletics stock certificates are extremely rare. In fact, this is the first Athletics stock certificate that we have ever seen. 2) This stock certificate dates from the glory years of the A's dynasty. 1913 was a particularly significant year for the Athletics. Not only was this the year in which the new Shibe Park opened its doors, but the Athletics went on to become World Champions for the third time in four years, beating the Giants in the World Series four games to one. Connie Mack was, of course, manager (and owner) of the A's for fifty years. No other individual embodies the spirit of the Athletics more than Connie Mack. The fact that this stock certificate Number 2 is made out to him, and transfers part ownership of the club to him, is of extraordinary significance. 3) The certificate is signed by Mack three times, using his rarely seen given name, "Cornelius McGillicuddy." The certificate is for twenty shares of Capitol Stock of the American Base Ball Club of Philadelphia. It is signed on the front in black fountain pen by “C McGillicuddy” as Treasurer and by “Benjamin F. Shibe” as President. Mack has also signed the certificate on the reverse in authorization of the transfer of one share of stock to Earl T. McGillicuddy, another share to Roy F. McGillicuddy, and the remaining eighteen shares to him (dated December 13, 1913). The third Mack (“McGillicuddy”) signature appears on the attached receipt slip (recording the number of shares issued, the recipient, and the date). Three cancellation holes affect both the McGillicuddy and Shibe signatures on the front; otherwise all of the signatures have been boldly scripted and grade “9/10.” The certificate (12 x 9 inches) and attached receipt (3.75 x 8.5 inches) are in Excellent condition overall. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $1,997.50

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