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1950 Ted Williams Handwritten Letter with Original Envelope
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $540
One-page handwritten letter, undated, signed by Ted Williams. In his letter, Williams offers thanks to "Mr. Hern" for an unspecified service. In full: "Dear Mr. Hern: This is just a short note to thank you so much for your kind help to me in helping get my affairs straightened out on the coast. If ever I can in some way repay you for your kindness it will certainly be a privilege. Sincerely Ted Williams." Both the text and signature are boldly scripted in blue ink and grade "10." Although the letter is undated, it is accompanied by its original mailing envelope, which is postmarked "Boston MA May 12 1950." The Red Sox hosted the Washington Senators on that date, with the "Splendid Splinter" enjoying a fine game at the plate. Williams hit a home run (his ninth of the season) and drove in two runs to help lead Boston to a 5-4 victory. Vintage Ted Williams handwritten letters penned during his playing career are naturally very scarce and this particular one, dating from the same day in which he hit a home run, is an especially desirable example. The letter (6 x 8 inches) displays both a horizontal and vertical mailing fold, as well as a few light creases. In Excellent condition overall. The envelope (6.25 x 4 inches) remains in Excellent condition as well. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $540
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