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Lot # 1376 (1376 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

Post-1970 Hall of Fame Handwritten Letter Collection (11)

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $480

Collection of eleven one-page handwritten letters, dating from 1970 to the present, each signed by a different Hall of Fame player. The collection is comprised of the following:

1) Dick Williams. Dated April 2, 1974, on Colonnades Beach Hotel letterhead, signed in blue ink (grading "10") by "Dick Williams." 6 x 9 inches. Ex, with normal mailing folds. Together with the original mailing envelope (6.5 x 3.5 inches; Ex) that is signed "D. Williams" in blue ink ("10") as part of the return address.

2) Charlie Gehringer. Undated, signed in blue ink ("8/9") by "Chas. Gehringer." Gehringer has scripted his letter on the reverse of a letter written to him by a journalist on February 23, 1975. 8.5 x 11 inches. The number "31" is written in red marker in the upper right corner. Ex, with normal mailing folds.

3) Tom Lasorda. Undated, on Los Angeles Dodgers letterhead, signed in blue fine-point marker ("10") by "Tom Lasorda." Although not dated by Lasorda, the date "12/1/76" is written on the reverse in pencil. 8.5 x 11 inches. Ex, with normal mailing folds.

4) Enos Slaughter. Dated January 15, 1977, signed in black ink ("9/10") by "Enos Slaughter." 6 x 8 inches. Vg, with a few small holes and normal mailing folds.

5) Gary Carter. Dated December 5, 1982, on Kid 8 World Wide letterhead, signed in blue ink ("10") by "Gary Carter." Ex, with staple holes and normal mailing folds.

6) Billy Herman. Undated, signed in blue ink ("10") by "Billy Herman." Herman's letter is a brief response scripted upon a letter sent to him by a fan. 8.5 x 11 inches. The top half of the letter displays adhesive lines from having been folded and mounted in an album; otherwise Ex, with normal mailing folds. Together with a Roberto Clemente stamp first-day cover (6 x 4 inches; Nr-Mt), postmarked August 17, 1984, signed by Herman in blue ink ("10") on the front.

7) Paul Molitor. Undated, on Marriott Hotel Resorts letterhead, signed in black ink ("9/10") by Paul Molitor. 7.25 x 10.5 inches. Ex, with normal mailing folds. Although undated, it is accompanied by its original mailing envelope (7.5 x 4 inches; Vg-Ex) that is postmarked June 18, 1990.

8) Brooks Robinson. Undated (probably circa 1990), on Robinson's personal letterhead, signed in blue ink ("9") by "Brook." 5 x 8 inches. Vg-Ex, with normal folds lines and foxing.

9) George Kell. Dated November 13, 1990, on WDIV/Detroit letterhead, signed in blue fine-point marker ("10") by George Kell. 8.5 x 11 inches. Ex, with normal fold lines.

10) Phil Niekro. Undated, on Niekro's personal letterhead, signed in black ink ("10") by "Phil Niekro." Although undated, the letterhead makes note of Niekro's 1997 Hall of Fame induction, so it obviously dates from after 1997. 7 x 5 inches. Nr-Mt.

11) Larry Doby. Undated, signed in black marker ("10") by Larry Doby. 8.5 x 11 inches. Ex, with normal mailing folds. Together with its original mailing envelope (6 x 3.75 inches; Vg-Ex) that is postmarked November 8, 2001.

Total: 11 letters. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $480


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