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    Early 1950's Ted Williams Handwritten Love Letters to His Mistress (6). "Now when I got your letter I also got one from Doris 'quoting' a letter that was sent to me from you but got back to Miami someway & she got it. Now isn't that dandy? I really don't care to (sic) much but don't ever put your return address on them..." This is one of many juicy selections from this collection of a half dozen letters purchased by our consignor from Williams' former mistress, providing an intensely personal and private insight into the game's greatest hitter. Collectors know that handwritten letters from Williams are quite scarce regardless of content, but few could match this collection for tabloid intrigue.

    Two are small index-sized cards mailed from Boston in 1950 and 1951. These early cards betray a bit of insecurity on Williams' part. Some text from the 1950 card: "I haven't heard from you. Have an idea you've met someone whose (sic) making you forget about the kid." And from 1951: "Say listen this is just a note really to tell you that if I ever find out you even talk to a ballplayer or anyone connected with it I'll just take it you don't want to see me, did ya hear?"

    The next three letters were written from overseas during Williams Korean War service. Each is two pages in length, two written on front and back of a single sheet of paper and the third on two separate sheets. Some tidbits: "Your picture honey was terrific & I've got it right by my bed to look at & some of my thoughts keep me awake at nite thinking about you & your precious little body."

    The final letter was sent in October 1953 from Puerto Rico, in which Williams vents his military frustrations: "I'm discusted (sic) with this g*d d**n mess I'm in I never saw anything so fowled (sic) up my slogan for life from now on is the Marine Corp stinks." He also mentions fishing, his favorite pastime, noting "a lot of fish to (sic) & I guess the bastards are hungry." All letters are penned in 9/10 or better ink, and letters exhibit original mailing folds but no other issues of note. Four letters are signed "Ted," the others simply "T." Each letter includes original mailing envelope addressed but unsigned by Williams. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    November, 2011
    10th-11th Thursday-Friday
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