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    1961 Ty Cobb Handwritten Signed Letter. Touching letter written during the last year of Cobb's fascinating life is sent in response to a request to either attend or provide some words to be read at a banquet honoring Fred Haney, a Detroit Tigers teammate during the 1920's. Cobb begins with the hope that he might be able to attend, but seems aware that his health would likely never return, asking the following be read at the event, "Fred, Ty is sorry he cannot attend the honoring of you. I feel you know how I feel about you but those their (sic) in attendance I want them to know. I come awful close to a love for you a fine fellow, great ability, player and manager, and am proud of your accomplishments." He signs with a full "Ty Cobb." All ink rates 9/10 or better. The single sheet of personal letterhead exhibits original mailing folds, light rumpling and tape stains at corners, but still presents very nicely. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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