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    1939 Grover Cleveland Alexander Signed Baseball Centennial First Day Cover. He lived one of the hardest lives in baseball lore. Deafened by artillery shells in World War I combat, and locked in a lifetime battle with epilepsy and alcoholism, G.C. managed to become both one of baseball's greatest stars and one of its most tragic tales. Once lamenting "They gave me a tablet up at the Cooperstown Hall of Fame, but I can't eat any tablet," Alexander ultimately died penniless and alone in a St. Paul, Nebraska rooming house. This rare and valuable first day cover dates to perhaps the last happy day of his tragic existence, as he was immortalized in the Hall's inaugural class. His rare complete "Grover Cleveland Alexander" signature rates 9/10. Cachet itself is EX. Pre-Certified by PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
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