Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    1955 Ty Cobb Handwritten Twice-Signed Letter. The iconic outfielder utilizes his famous green ink to pen this two-page correspondence to an autograph seeker. He mentions how the original request to him had been mistakenly addressed to a different Ty Cobb, noting that it was a reasonable error as this other Cobb fellow lived in Detroit. He admits he is both flattered and exhausted by the constant demands for his autograph, and complains that many fail to include return postage but that this youngster did not, " I commend you, any boy doing this, his material and request will never reach the waste paper basket." He concludes with "Sincerely, Ty Cobb," then adds a brief postscript which he signs simply "Ty." All writing is 10/10, and the two unlined pages of Cobb's letterhead are flawless, without even mailing folds as it was apparently mailed flat with a signed photograph which, unfortunately, is not included. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2012
    3rd-5th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 339

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 11 days left to consign to the 2019 August 23 Vintage Sports Photography Catalog Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    I will definitely consider using Heritage again, as I have other items that might benefit from being offered at auction.
    Gary N.,
    Livermore, CA
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 May 30  1915 Cracker Jack PSA Set Registry Auction - Dallas
    2019 May 30 1915 Cracker Jack PSA Set Registry Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,406,927