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1974 Effa Manley Handwritten Letter to Joe Garagiola
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $6,600
Two-page handwritten letter (on both sides of a single sheet), with particularly outstanding baseball content, signed by Effa Manley, the only woman ever elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. In her letter, dated 8/13/74 and scripted in blue ink on her personal stationery, she writes to former ballplayer Joe Garagiola, who at the time was enjoying his second career as a television baseball announcer with NBC. Manley, a former Negro League owner, is writing to Garagiola to thank him for featuring a number of former Negro League stars as guests on his pregame show, and also to offer her opinion on who she would have chosen to break baseball's color barrier. In full:
SOLD FOR $6,600
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