Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    1918 Connie Mack Handwritten Letters (2) Spectacular content in these very early letters find the Hall of Fame manager chasing a player of interest. May 1st letter, written on New York City hotel stationery, reads in part, "Have heard that you were the making of a good pitcher, do you intend to play professional ball and if so would you come with my club. Let me hear from you and would also like your age, height & weight and how you stand in the war draft." May 20th letter, on impressive Athletics team letterhead, is addressed to the same player, and continues, "Will you play any ball after your college closes this summer and if so where? Will be pleased to have you with me when ready." Each is signed at the close, "Yours Very Truly, Connie Mack," with the earlier letter adding "Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pa" to the closing signature. Each is in strong condition, with the later letter showing just pinpoints of holes at the intersection of the mailing folds. Both letters include original mailing envelopes, also written in Mack's hand. The player to whom these letters were written never did take Mack up on his offer to play professional baseball. LOAs from James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA and Mike Gutierrez/MGA.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2004
    10th-11th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 334

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 8 days left to consign to the 2018 July 19 - 20 Summer Sports Card Catalog Auction Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage auctions is more than just an auction business. They are in the 'preserving history' business as well.
    Alicia Kramer, Daughter of Jerry Kramer, five-time NFL World Champion,
    Garden City, ID
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    May 17-18 Sports Memorabilia Catalog Auction - Dallas
    May 17-18 Sports Memorabilia Catalog Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $4,276,046