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(4) Hall of Famer Signed Letters with Flick, Fox, Griffith & Yawkey - All Full JSA

Lot Number 1357

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Long deceased baseball greats are recalled, with these (4) Hall of Famer signed letters. Dating from 1938-1963, this fascinating correspondence quartet covers love, fan appreciation, and the business of baseball, from a pair of elite players, and a pair of noteworthy executives. Each letter comes with an individual full photo LOA from JSA.

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1938 Tom Yawkey (d.1976) typed letter signed ("8") dated 11/4/38 on Boston Red Sox letterhead. On two crisp, twice-folded pages measuring 8-1/2 x 11", Yawkey corresponded with Detroit Tigers team owner Walter O. Briggs regarding potential trades. Players mentioned are Chapman, Higgins, Ostermueller, McNair, Marcum, Auker, Christman, McKain, Travis and Averill.

1946 Nellie Fox (d.1975) handwritten letter signed as "Nelson" ("8-9"). This fairly crisp, once folded two-page letter was sent by Fox to his future wife, while stationed in Korea during his military service. The first of the two 5-1/2 x 7" pages is dated Nov. 3, 1946, Korea" at top, and the amorous content begins with the salutation "Dearest darling". Fox concludes with the suggestive passage "I will save my breath til I get home and then I can look at you and say and do what I have in my mind". 


1951 Clark Griffith (d.1955) type letter signed ("9") dated 9/19/51 on Washington Nationals (Senators) letterhead. Despite multiple folds, this 8-1/2 x 11" letter is crisp and attractive. The Senators owner addressed a researcher, who he advised that baseball had always been given a clean bill of health by the courts, and he also mentions a pending Celler Committee report.

1963 Elmer Flick (d.1971) handwritten letter signed ("9") on a twice folded 6x8 plain page. This note dated 2/12/63, is in response to an autograph request from a fan.

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