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    1935 Walter Johnson Handwritten Signed Letter. Ty Cobb called him "the most terrifying site [he'd] ever seen on a ballfield," a lanky farmboy who ruled the Dead Ball Era with unprecedented pitching speed. Just over a decade after leading the Washington Senators to the franchise's only World Championship, Johnson replied to a memorabilia request on the letterhead of a New Orleans hotel. He writes, in part, "...as for the glove and ball I will have to do that later I haven't a thing here I could send." Johnson's black fountain pen writing remains a bold 9/10 throughout, with the closing signature a shade lighter at 8/10. The single page of letterhead measures just over 7x10" and exhibits original mailing folds but no other flaws of note. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2010
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
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