Brooklyn Dodgers Hall of Fame Signed Letter Collection (4) - Rickey, O'Malley, and Sisler

Sold For: $840

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1564

Item Year: 1950

Category: Autographed Baseballs/Flats/Photos

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Collection of four letters, three on Brooklyn Dodgers letterhead, each signed by a Hall of Fame executive or player. Two of the letters are signed by Branch Rickey, while the other two are signed, respectively, by Walter O'Malley and George Sisler. 1) Branch Rickey TLS, dated November 9, 1949, on Brooklyn Dodgers letterhead. Written to Walter O'Malley, calling his attention to a recently written article regarding Baseball's antitrust exemption. Rickey notes that "It is the only review of the law pertaining to the subject that I have seen which is favorable to baseball. Signed in black fountain pen (grading "9"). 8.5 x 11 inches. Ex-Mt, with normal mailing folds. 2) Branch Rickey handwritten Christmas card. Undated, to "Lou." Both the text and signature are scripted in blue ink ("10"). 5 x 4 inches (folded). Vg-Ex. 3) Walter O'Malley TLS, dated August 8, 1956, on Brooklyn Dodgers letterhead. Written to Illinois journalist regarding a recent column. Signed simply "Walter" in blue ink ("8"). 7.5 x 9.5 inches. Gd-Vg, trimmed on all four sides, mailing folds, and adhesive residue on the front from having once been mounted in an album. 4) George Sisler handwritten letter on Brooklyn Dodgers letterhead. Undated, written to a friend wishing him a pleasant holiday season. Both the text and signature are boldly scripted in blue ink ("10"). Sisler was a scout for the Dodgers from 1942 through 1950, so the letter obviously dates from that time period. 8.5 x 11 inches. Ex, with normal mailing folds. Total: 4 letters. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Pre certified by Steve Grad and Brian Sobrero/Beckett Authentication.

Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+.

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