On the 4th December 2020 Phoenix auctions held an online auction. It included a Postcard to Maurice Herring informing him that he has been picked to play for Melbourne in the initial VFL season 1897.
Maurice “Maurie” Stanley Herring (21 September 1879 – 24 June 1962) was an Australian rules football player at the Melbourne Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL). He became one of the club’s first premiership players, playing in the 1900 VFL Grand Final, under the captaincy of Dick Wardill. Herring made his debut against Geelong in round 2 of the 1897 VFL season, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. He played 68 games finishing in season 1904. He joined Melbourne from Melbourne Grammar.