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1899-00 M101-1 Sporting News Supplement Marty Bergen

Lot Number 80

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Before viciously killing his young family and himself in 1900 via a murder-suicide, Marty Bergen was a troubled star catcher for the Boston Beaneaters, champions of the National League. Presented is a scarce 1899-00 M101-1 Sporting News Supplement (5/13/99) of the young backstop. This extremely clean picture grades (EX-MT) with lighter than usual paper toning and negligible peripheral wear. The reverse is problem-free and the poignant biography details the problems of the “erratic” player. This item is an impressive antiquity of this enigmatic backstop. 
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