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    1901 Morgan Bulkeley Signed Letter. A veteran of the Union Army in the Civil War and first president of the Aetna Life Insurance Company, Bulkeley is best remembered today as the founder of the Hartford Dark Blues of the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players (1874) and first president of the National League (1876). The 1937 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee is also well known for bedeviling modern autograph collectors. Here we find a signed letter dated to just weeks before the American League's debut would challenge Bulkeley's creation, the text thanking a business associate for the gift of a box of oranges. The single typed page on Aetna letterhead is autographed at the close in 8/10 black fountain pen. Page exhibits original mailing folds but no other issues of note. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2016
    12th-14th Thursday-Saturday
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