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Lot # 903 (of 1673)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Cy Young Signature on the Stationery of Card Collecting Pioneer Dr. Kurzrok

Starting Bid - $200.00 , Sold For - $1,410.00

Exceptionally large and bold signature example of Cy Young, scripted in blue ink upon an unlined sheet of paper. Young’s signature measures 4.25 inches in length and grades a perfect “10.” The quality of the signature notwithstanding, this piece is also notable for its special provenance. Young’s signature has been signed on the reverse of a piece of blank personal stationery bearing the letterhead “Master Allan L. Kurzrok – 9 East 96th Street – New York 28, N. Y.” Kurzrok was one of card collecting's greatest pioneers. He was a contemporary of Jefferson Burdick and one of the most active collectors in the country from the 1930s through the 1960s. At one time he may have had the largest card collection in the world. He was not an autograph collector but apparently at one time he had occasion to meet Cy Young and had him sign this sheet. This is an outstanding, large, and perfectly preserved Cy Young signature, with a significant provenance relating to the collecting world. This piece was given to our consignor personally by Dr. Kurzrok in 1970. The sheet (6.25 x 9.5 inches) displays two horizontal folds and is in Excellent to Mint condition. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $200. Estimate $300/$500. SOLD FOR $1,410.00

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