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1913 Hugh Duffy Autograph Letter
Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $812.00
One-page letter handwritten by Hugh Duffy on "New Park Hotel" of Worcester, Massachusetts stationery (9.5 x 6 inches) is dated June 20, 1913. This letter was written by Duffy as owner and manager of the Portland team of the New England League. Following his playing days, Duffy purchased the Portland team and managed that team from 1913 to 1916. Duffy writes to player Joseph Ferrin as follows: "June 20, 1913, Joseph Ferrin, Your services no longer required by the Portland Base Ball Club. Yours Resp't, Hugh Duffy." The signature and all writing are bold and virtually flawless ("8/9"). The letter is Excellent condition with original fold lines from mailing. Hugh Duffy handwritten letters are very rare. This is an exceptional and extremely early example. LOAs from Mike Gutierrez/GAI and James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $812.00
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