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    1950-77 Ted Williams Signed Contracts & Letters Lot of 4. This lot offers a very unique glimpse into the life of Ted Williams, "The Splendid Splinter." From 1950 comes a letter written by Joe Cronin to Elmer Daily, President of the Middle Atlantic League. It offers thanks for the MAL season pass and is signed by Cronin and also by Ted Williams, both in 9/10 ink. A contract dated 1954 is included for a General Foods commercial appearance by Williams, at the sum of $5,000, and is signed on the back page in 7/10 ink due to one smudge.

    Written in 1968, a letter to friend Fred Corcoran has great content regarding Ted's views on golf professionals being "prima donnas," a lousy fishing trip, and most importantly, a comment about how John Underwood was the guy Williams felt should write his story. Three years later, this prediction would prove true as Underwood co-authored the Williams' classic "The Science of Hitting." The letter has been signed simply as "Ted" in 8/10 quality. Finally, a 1977 letter from Williams speaks about sending a baseball card to Jim Cartile. The letter has brown staining and some folds and creases, but the signature rates 9/10. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    15th-17th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 6
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