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    1958 Ty Cobb Handwritten Letter to Casey Stengel from the Casey Stengel Collection. Our first inclination is to transcribe the entire contents of this simply remarkable letter verbatim, as it is so absolutely perfect, bursting with first-rate baseball content, that it seems a shame to do anything less. But given limitations of time and space, we will offer just a tease, and leave the pleasure of the full text to the lucky winning bidder. "...to me you really did something in the Series, that has to be your high water mark in your very wonderful career, your team in the short series of 4 games deciding was flat on their backs, down 3 to 1 and boy you pulled them up, shook them together and came through so grandly. I caught you on the bench at times T.V. once when Larsen was staggering, I saw the old boy fighting, shaking his fists, advising, encouraging, etc. Casey I like that kind of fight & spirit. I say to you that to you alone belongs the credit for winning this last series. I mean this from my heart. I enjoy telling you this because you are a battler for the game and you do belong to that inner circle of those of baseball that really has the right spirit..." Cobb goes on to lament Tris Speaker's death a couple of weeks earlier, describing him as well as playing "the game as it should be played." Only at the very end does Ty apologetically veer from glowing praise, noting that shortstop Tony Kubek's batting stance should have been corrected during the Series (Kubek hit a dismal one for twenty-one). All writing, on Cobb's personal letterhead and in his distinctive green ink, is a perfect 10/10, and short of original mailing folds, all four pages themselves are similarly pristine. Without question one of the most desirable Ty Cobb letters ever offered for public sale. LOA from PSA/DNA.

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