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    1961 Ty Cobb Handwritten Signed Letter. Penned less than three months before his passing, the dying Cobb sends a heartwrenching message to Rex Teeslink, the man who consigned the incredible collection of Cobb material presented within this Signature auction. Cobb's green ink penmanship is still strong, but his body is failing. He writes, "I have my pains, coming at intervals each day, I take codeine, Darvon & Demerol then hours some times 10 or more in absolute relief." Later he encourages Teeslink in his medical studies, writing, "Hope you fine progress, get all out of school you can and remember life is short, time is fleeting, the rest of the world will not wait for you." The letter is written on two pages of Cobb's personal stationery, and signed with a full "Ty Cobb." Condition is NRMT-MT with original mailing folds and original mailing envelope. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.


    The Rex Teeslink Archive of Ty Cobb Memorabilia
    When the great Tyrus R. Cobb passed away at Emory University Hospital after a long cancer battle at the age of seventy-four, Rex Teeslink and Cobb's nurse were the only two people at Cobb's bedside. Teeslink had developed a close friendship with the dying legend over the course of approximately two years that he served as Cobb's caretaker while attending medical school, and the Hall of Famer's affection for the young man is clear in the letters he sent and the artifacts he willed to him. Now approximately the same age that Cobb had been during their time together, Teeslink has released the following artifacts to the collecting public, some of the most unique and intriguing material from the legendary Georgia Peach ever to make their debut at public auction. Each lot will be accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Teeslink.


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    April, 2009
    23rd-24th Thursday-Friday
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