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    1957 Jackie Robinson Signed Letter Less than a year after the great Hall of Fame infielder took his final swings at Ebbets, he mailed this letter to a journalist for the "Winston-Salem Journal" in response to a request to be interviewed for an article about his former manager, Walt Alston. The content is eye-opening: "Frankly, Mal, I would prefer not getting involved in a story on Walt. I have a great deal of respect for him as a man and would much prefer leaving it at that. I am sure you understand why I don't want to get involved as I couldn't say too many nice things about him as a manager. I hope you will keep this confidential..." Typed on letterhead from his new workplace, Chock Full o' Nuts, the letter is signed at the close in perfect blue ink. The letter has original mailing folds, and is otherwise in wonderful condition. Included is a letter of authenticity from the journalist to whom the letter was mailed. 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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