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Earle Combs 1970 Signed Handwritten Letter

Lot Number 561

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One of six Hall of Famers on the 1927 New York Yankees’ “Murderers Row” roster, former centerfielder Earle Combs (d.1976) was the author of this handwritten and signed correspondence. The 8-1/2 x 11” blank sheet is dated “Dec. 4, 1970” (just four months after Combs' Hall of Fame induction) and composed entirely in Combs’ hand. It reads (in full):

 

Dear John:

Received your letter yesterday that was forwarded from Cooperstown N.Y. I am sorry but I haven’t received a baseball from you. Did you send it to me here at my home or Cooperstown? If you sent it to Cooperstown it might be there. I don’t know if they forward parcel post or not.

I have received several balls from fellows. I am happy to sign them. I have kept the names of the fellows who send them and your name is not among them. I got a ball from a boy in Detroit, Mich. I always signed and return the next day.

As I said I am very sorry this happened but I don’t feel it is my fault.

Most sincerely

(signed) Earle Combs

 

Executed in ballpoint pen, Combs’ endorsement shows (“9-10”) potency. The original mailing envelope accompanies and has a postmark from Combs’ native Kentucky. The page has normal compacting folds and is otherwise without flaw. Auction LOA from JSA



 
 
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