1939 Connie Mack Handwritten Letter with Baseball Content

Sold For: $360

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1548

Item Year: 1939

Category: Autographed Baseballs/Flats/Photos

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One-page handwritten letter, dated February 27, 1939, signed by Hall of Fame manager Connie Mack. In his letter, which is scripted in black fountain pen upon “The Majestic” hotel letterhead (Lake Charles, Louisiana), Mack responds to a young man asking for guidance regarding his pursuit of a pitching career. In full: “My Dear Mr. Goldberg, Yours received. I see no reason why you should not try for baseball. While they [sic] are not many underhanded pitchers most all of them have been successful. Why not try for a position with one of the best local teams around your home city. You would at close of 1939 season no doubt be able to solve your problem. Hope you succeed. Sincerely yours. Connie Mack.” Both the text and signature are boldly penned and grade “9/10” overall. The letter (6 x 9.5 inches) displays one vertical and two horizontal folds, as well as light creasing. In Very Good condition overall. Accompanied by its original mailing envelope (6 x 3.5 inches; Gd-Vg). Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Pre certified by Steve Grad and Brian Sobrero/Beckett Authentication. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+.

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