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Lot # 965 (of 1336)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1973-2006 Baseball Hall of Famer Signed Letter Collection (15) with Aaron, Koufax, Banks, and Musial

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,200

Collection of fifteen typed letters, spanning the years 1973 to 2006, each signed, respectively, by a different Hall of Fame player. Unless otherwise noted, all of the letters are one page and measure 8.5 x 11 inches.

1) Hank Aaron. On Atlanta Braves letterhead, dated 6/8/73, signed in blue ink ("9"). Aaron responds to a fan who offered his support during Aaron's "run" at Babe Ruth's lifetime home run record. Ex-Mt, with normal mailing folds. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope (Vg).

2) Waite Hoyt. On Hoyt's personal stationery, dated 3/2/75, signed in blue ink ("9"). Two pages. Hoyt writes to a fan and offers possible explanations for the offensive explosion in major league baseball in 1930, and also rails against modern sportswriters who he feels do not have any real knowledge of early baseball history. Both sheets (7 x 10.5 inches) have been trimmed along the right border (affecting a few words) and the first page has the number "47" written in red marker in the upper right corner. The letter also displays mailing folds and staple holes. In Very Good condition.

3) Stan Musial. On Stan Musial & Biggies, Inc., letterhead, dated 6/10/76, signed in black ink ("10"). Musial cordially responds to a fan. Ex-Mt, with normal mailing folds. Accompanied by a COA from PSA/DNA.

4) Ernie Banks. On Chicago Cubs letterhead, dated 9/6/77, signed in black fine-point marker ("10"). Banks responds to a fan who had requested an autographed card. Ex-Mt, with normal mailing folds. Accompanied by its original mailing envelope (Ex).

5) Brooks Robinson. On Baltimore Orioles letterhead, dated 10/30/77, signed in blue ink ("9"). Robinson responds to a fan who had written him regarding Robinson's retirement. 8.5 x 7.5 inches. Ex-Mt.

6) Sandy Koufax. On an unlined sheet (his response is on the letter that was written to him), undated (1980, based upon the content), signed in black ink ("10"). In this letter, written to Koufax, a gentleman asks if he would sign a number of items that would be sold at an upcoming autograph show, with all proceeds going to the Jimmy Fund. Koufax answered yes or no to the requests in the margin and signed the sheet. Ex. with normal mailing folds.

7) Johnny Mize. On Mize's personal stationery, undated (circa 1980s), signed in black marker ("9"). Mize writes to a woman who had requested images of Mize to be used in some form of advertising, as Mize mentions that he cannot wait until the royalty checks start coming in. 6.25 x 9.75 inches. A written notation on the reverse has been covered in White Out; otherwise Ex-Mt, with normal mailing folds.

8) Jim Palmer. On an unlined sheet, dated 10/1/83, signed in red marker ("10"). Palmer writes to the MLB Players Association notifying it of his new agent and requesting that he be sent information regarding the salaries of all other pitchers in both leagues so that it can be used in his upcoming contract negotiations with the Orioles. Ex, with normal mailing folds and staple holes.

9) Ron Santo. On Interpoint letterhead, dated 3/7/84, signed in blue ink ("10"). Santo writes to a fan who had requested advice on fielding. Ex-Mt, with normal mailing folds. Accompanied by its original mailing envelope (Vg-Ex).


10) Rick Ferrell. On Detroit Tigers letterhead, dated 4/24/84, signed in blue ink ("10"). Ferrell writes to a fan who had offered him congratulations on Ferrell's recent election to the Hall of Fame. Ex-Mt, with normal mailing folds. Accompanied by its original mailing envelope (Ex).

11) Bill Mazeroski. On an unlined sheet, dated 7/17/1985, signed in blue ink ("9/10"). Mazeroski writes to a fan who had requested information on Mazeroski's early life in Ohio before he turned pro. Ex-Mt, with normal mailing folds. Accompanied by its original mailing envelope (Ex-Mt).

12) Tony Gwynn. On San Diego Padres letterhead, dated 8/25/89, signed in black ink ("9"). Gwynn responds to a fan, congratulating the fan on his recent performance in baseball game. A 1988 Topps Tony Gwynn card (#402) has been affixed to the letter. The letter, in turn, has been affixed to a cardboard mount; otherwise Ex-Mt.

13) Gaylord Perry. On Perry's personal letterhead, dated 5/4/91, signed in black ink ("9"). Perry writes to two show promoters, thanking them for their hospitality at a recent signing show that Perry attended. 7.25 x 10.25 inches. Ex-Mt, with normal mailing folds.

14) Orlando Cepeda. On Cepeda's personal letterhead, dated 10/28/02, signed in blue ink ("10"). Cepeda writes to students at a school and comments on the 9/11 tragedy. Ex-Mt, with normal mailing folds.

15) Willie McCovey. On McCovey's personal letterhead, dated 3/15/06, signed in blue ink ("8"; slight bleeding). McCovery responds to a young fan and offers practical advice, such as stay in school and get good grades. Ex, with normal mailing folds. Total: 15 letters. LOA from James Spence/JSA.  Reserve $500. Estimate $1,500+. SOLD FOR $1,200


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