Lot # 20: All-American Esco Sarkkinen Large Signed Cut

Category: All-Americans

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 7 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "2023 Kickoff Auction",
which ran from 8/14/2023 11:00 AM to
8/26/2023 8:00 PM

Collector Edward Koczela of Adams, Massachusetts, set out to get autographs through the mail in the 1970's. Focused on All-Americans and College Hall of Famers, Koczela sent out thick cardstock that measures approximately 3.5" x 6.5", a perfect fit in a standard sized envelope.

This particular return came from 1939 Ohio State All-American and assistant coach Esco Sarkkinen. Sarkkinen oblighed the request, signing beautifully in black fiber tip marker. Koczela artfully cut a round edge along the top of the autograph.

Sarkkinen was inducted into Ohio State's Varsity O Hall of Fame in 1980.  Includes original return mailing envelope as well with Sarkkinen's address label affixed to the top left.


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