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    1912 Hugh Duffy Handwritten Signed Letter. He claimed the National League Triple Crown in 1894 with eighteen homers, 145 runs batted in and a stunning .440 batting average, punching his ticket to Cooperstown as one of the brightest stars of the nineteenth century game. But despite a long term of service to the sport as a player and later a scout, Duffy's autograph remains a serious challenge for modern collectors, and nowhere is the scarcity more apparent than in the handwritten letter subgenre. This single page (6.5x10.5") was folded into the shape of a greeting card, providing what is effectively two pages of handwritten text from the tough Hall of Famer. He writes to Tom Martin, team secretary of the Buffalo Bisons, apparently suggesting his interest in purchasing an interest in the club. His black ink is a consistent 9/10 throughout, inclusive of his closing signature. Original mailing folds and some minimal spotting and staining which cause little distraction. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    November, 2013
    7th-9th Thursday-Saturday
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