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    1940 Ty Cobb Handwritten Letter of Advice on Topic of Hitting. If you want medical advice, seek out a doctor. If you need help with hitting, however, there could be no better source of advice than the reigning Hit King. This lengthy missive penned on two pages of Cobb's personal stationery features the finest content we've ever encountered in his correspondence. A sampling: "In regards to your question relating to hitting, a left hand hitter should close his stance hitting to left so can step freely towards field...also allows freedom to get body behind his hitting... of course one unconsciously or instinctual with practice learns to do this without thinking, as it must be done quickly as the action and direction of ball is fast and doesn't allow time to think and then act... Now also important is one's position relative to the plate with these stances...the proper position is a little behind the plate... Hands a little apart on bat and not on the end of bat, allows free action of hands... that grip allows a better control of bat and also gives power." Cobb's black fountain pen ink, including his closing "Ty Cobb" signature, remains as bold as the date of its application, and the two pages exhibit original mailing folds but no other issues of note. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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