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    1911-53 John Brush, Horace Stoneham & Harry M. Stevens Signed Checks Lot of 2.

    UPDATE: After the catalog went to print, this item was encapsulated by PSA/DNA, Authentic.

    Famed food concessionaire "Harry M. Stevens" personal check from "New York, Nov. 17, 1911" and drawn on "The Corn Exchange Bank" for "$50,000" (approximately $1.3 million in 2018 dollars) is made out to New York Giants owner "John T. Brush." It is signed on the front by Stevens and on the back by Brush (of the "National Exhibition Company," the Giants corporate alter ego), both in 9/10 black fountain pen. Stevens had the concessions rights at the Polo Grounds and is credited with inventing the hot dog there in 1901. This check was most likely payment for the concession rights for the 1911 season. Auction LOA from SGC Authentic.

    "National Exhibition Company" corporate check is dated "Feb. 27, 1953" and payable to "George Mack" (possibly a minor league player). It is signed in 9/10 green ink by New York Giants owner "Horace C. Stoneham."


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2018
    18th-19th Thursday-Friday
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