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    1953 Cy Young Handwritten Signed Letter. The owner of the most untouchable record in baseball history sends his regrets in response to an invitation to a banquet honoring fellow Dead Ball Era legend and inaugural class Hall of Famer Honus Wagner upon the occasion of his eightieth birthday. In full, Young writes, "I am very sorry but I just got home from Philadelphia and am leaving for Cincinnati early in the morning. Next wk I am booked and also leave for Cooperstown the 19th. So I cannot be with you on the 16th. Sincerely, [signed] Cy Young." The letter is penned on the reverse of the letter sent to Young, and is joined by two other unsigned pages related to the event. Young's blue ink rates 9+/10, and the page exhibits original mailing folds but no other distractions worthy of a mention. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    May, 2012
    3rd-5th Thursday-Saturday
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