Possibly unique Sherry Magee signed photo postcard with baseball content. Incredibly, this piece was recently discovered in a junk drawer of our North Carolina based consignor. After reading the content and consulting with a genealogy website, it is concluded that Magee (d.1929) sent this postcard to his kid sister Miss Leona Magee (d.1927) after an early season game in Brooklyn. Postmarked 4/25/1911 from New York City, the content is as follows:
We are playing good ball and hope we keep it up. Everybody is well. (the 1911 Phillies started the season 8-2). L Phila Erwin has the Measles in Buffalo – Sherwood
The dispatch is posted to Magee’s sister’s address in Clarendon, Warren County Pennsylvania. The dark fountain pen writing and given name only autograph is quite legible and grades overall (“9”) in both strength and clarity. The front portrays a sepia portrait of Magee in full Phillies attire. Despite significant creasing and two patches of edge tape repair by Huggins & Scott, the subject is immediately clear. For those “in the know,” Magee autographs are nearly impossible to find. The combination of coveted signature, player postcard and iron clad family provenance turns this turn-of-the-century antique into a bidding “must.” Will Cooperstown eventually come calling for Mr. Magee?