On Christmas Day, just two months after the Stock Market Crash, baseball's international man of mystery, Moe Berg, responded to an autograph request: "Please accept my hearty thanks for your kindness in writing me - sorry I have no photograph available at the time to offer you, but send you greetings at this happy time of the year. Yours very truly, Morris ('Moe') Berg." The multilingual catcher-turned-spy was at the peak of his career, having just enjoyed his best statistical season with 100-plus hits in 107 games and a .287 batting average. Berg would earn his law degree from Columbia Law School the following year, and he would soon pull double duty in the 1934 Tour of Japan by playing ball with his teammates and capturing secret video footage from a Tokyo rooftop that ultimately benefited the U.S. government in WWII! Berg's black-ink handwriting averages "9" strength, and the 6" x 4-1/4" album page is EX-MT with a vertical center fold. Full LOA from JSA.
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