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Lot # 1358 (1358 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1930-1970 Hall of Fame Signed Letter Collection (13)

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,200

Collection of thirteen letters, spanning the years 1933 to 1969, each signed by a different Hall of Fame player. The collection is comprised of the following:

1) Eddie Collins. One-page typed letter, dated December 5, 1933, on Boston American League Baseball Company letterhead, signed in black fountain pen (grading "9/10") by "Eddie Collins." 8.5 x 11 inches. Ex, with staple holes and normal mailing folds.

2) Ralph Kiner. One-page typed letter, dated August 24, 1948, on Pittsburgh Base Ball Club letterhead, signed in blue fountain pen ("9/10") by "Ralph Kiner." 8.5 x 11 inches. Vg-Ex, with normal mailing folds. Accompanied by vintage photo (8 x 10 inches; Vg) of Kiner bearing a stamped facsimile signature.

3) Hal Newhouser. One-page typed letter, dated September 11, 1948, on Newhouser's personal letterhead, signed in blue fountain pen ("8") by "Hal Newhouser." 8.5 x 11 inches. Vg-Ex, with normal mailing folds. Together with the original mailing envelope (9.5 x 4.25 inches; Vg).

4) Lou Boudreau. One-page typed letter, undated, on Cleveland Indians letterhead, signed in blue fountain pen ("9/10") by "Lou Boudreau." 8.5 x 11 inches. Vg, with creasing and normal mailing folds. Although Boudreau's letter is undated, it is accompanied by a copy of the letter (8.5 x 11 inches; Ex) to which Boudreau is responding, which is dated October 5, 1948.

5) George Sisler. One-page typed letter, dated February 8, 1952, on Pittsburgh Base Ball Club letterhead, signed in blue ink ("9") by "George Sisler." 8.5 x 11 inches. Vg-Ex, with toning and normal mailing folds.

6) Rogers Hornsby. One-page typed letter, dated March 6, 1952, on St. Louis Browns letterhead, signed in blue ink ("9/10") by "Rogers Hornsby." 8.5 x 11 inches. Ex, with normal mailing folds.

7) Bob Feller. One-page typed letter, dated September 27, 1954, on Cleveland Indians letterhead, signed in blue ink ("10") by "Bob Feller." 8.5 x 11 inches. Ex, with normal mailing folds.

8) Earle Combs. One-page typed letter, dated May 28, 1958, on Department of Banking letterhead (Frankfort, Kentucky), signed in blue ink ("9") by "Earle Combs." 8.5 x 11 inches. Ex, with normal mailing folds. Together with the original mailing envelope (9.5 x 4 inches; Ex).

9) Carl Hubbell. One-page typed letter, dated May 2, 1963, on San Francisco Giants letterhead, signed in blue ink ("10") by "Carl Hubbell." Hubbell responds to the Yankees about attending the club's Old Timers' Day game. 8.5 x 11 inches. Ex, with staple holes and normal mailing folds. Accompanied by a number of related documents, most of which are copy letters with the exception of the second page of a letter to Hubbell signed in blue ink ("10") by Yankees manager Ralph Houk. Hubbell scripted a short message back to Houk on the page and also signed it in black ink ("10").

10) Harmon Killebrew. One-page handwritten letter, undated, on Minnesota Twins letterhead, signed in blue ink ("10") by "Harmon Killebrew." 8.5 x 11 inches. Ex-Mt, with normal mailing folds. Although undated, the letter is accompanied by its original mailing envelope (9.5 x 4 inches; Ex) that is postmarked June 24, 1964.

11) Joe DiMaggio. One-page typed letter, dated June 15, 1965, on DiMaggio's Inc., letterhead, signed in blue ink ("8/9") by "Joe DiMaggio." DiMaggio accepts an invitation to attend the Yankees' Old Timers' Day game. 8.5 x 11 inches. Ex, with a few additional ink and pencil notation, as well as normal mailing folds. Together with a copy of the invitation letter.

12) Early Wynn. One-page typed letter, undated (most likely 1960s based upon content), on Chicago White Sox letterhead, signed in black ink ("10") by "Early Wynn." 8.5 x 11 inches. Vg-Ex, with normal mailing folds.

13) Frankie Frisch. One-page typed letter, dated June 10, 1969, signed in blue ink ("10") by "Frank Frisch." Frisch writes to Chicago photographer George Brace asking him to print photos from some old George Burke negatives he found. 8.5 x 11 inches. Vg-Ex, with normal mailing folds.

Total: 13 letters. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,200


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