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    1940's Cy Young Handwritten Letter. If you like your letters with quality content, then this is the lot for you. The man whose name will be forever synonymous with pitching excellence provides his own thoughts on the game's best to the editors of The Sporting News. In response to the question, "Who do you think was the greatest ballplayer of all-time? Why?," Young responds "1) Ty Cob (sic) he could do most anything he tried in his positions. 2 base and short stop Wagner. With out a doubt Babe Ruth as a Hitter in a class by Hisself (sic)." He closes with 10/10 blue ink signature to match the quality of the text above. The page exhibits original mailing folds, and a small clipped image of Young is affixed at the lower right corner, otherwise no condition issues of note. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.

    Guide Value or Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000.

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    October, 2009
    1st-2nd Thursday-Friday
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