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    1918 Connie Mack Handwritten Letters (2) Spectacular content in these very early letters find the Hall of Fame manager chasing a player of interest. May 1st letter, written on New York City hotel stationery, reads in part, "Have heard that you were the making of a good pitcher, do you intend to play professional ball and if so would you come with my club. Let me hear from you and would also like your age, height & weight and how you stand in the war draft." May 20th letter, on impressive Athletics team letterhead, is addressed to the same player, and continues, "Will you play any ball after your college closes this summer and if so where? Will be pleased to have you with me when ready." Each is signed at the close, "Yours Very Truly, Connie Mack," with the earlier letter adding "Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pa" to the closing signature. Each is in strong condition, with the later letter showing just pinpoints of holes at the intersection of the mailing folds. Both letters include original mailing envelopes, also written in Mack's hand. The player to whom these letters were written never did take Mack up on his offer to play professional baseball. LOAs from James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA and Mike Gutierrez/MGA.

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    September, 2004
    10th-11th Friday-Saturday
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