Friday, December 3, 2010

Did You Know? Fred Clarke's Secretary Edition

It's time again for Did You Know?  On Fridays here at Escheatable, we provide you with interesting information regarding the unclaimed property laws to amaze your friends and frighten your enemies.  Today's entry is from Nevada:

And how much am I bid for the postcard signed by Fred Clarke's Secretary?

Tomorrow, the Nevada Unclaimed Property Division is holding an unclaimed property auction.  According to the Auction Catalog, one of the items up for auction is a "Fred Clark[e] baseball post card, non-malicious secretarial signed version." Fred Clarke, who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1945, was an outfielder for the Louisville Colonels and Pittsburgh Pirates, and was one of the original "boy managers" (or player-managers).  According to James Spence Authentication, the "non-malicious secretarial signed version" of his postcard means that this item was not signed by Mr. Clarke himself (who, as you may know, is 7th all time in career triples), but was signed by Mr. Clarke's secretary, or someone acting on his behalf.

You never know what you might find.  Happy bidding!

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