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    1905-20 Baseball Correspondence with Joseph Lannin, Frank Navin. Best here are twelve typed and signed letters from Joseph Lannin, the man who purchased Babe Ruth as sole owner of the Boston Red Sox before his fateful sale of the team to Harry Frazee. A selection of unsigned telegrams are here as well. Also here are two letters signed by Detroit Tigers owner Frank Navin (one has been deemed "secretarial" by our authenticator), four from George "Hooks" Wiltse, six from early Red Sox manager Patsy Donovan and a scattering of other lesser names. All are directed to Tom Martin, secretary of the Buffalo Bisons and Newark Indians. Signatures average 9/10 and pages exhibit original mailing folds and minor storage wear, but all present well. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    7th-9th Thursday-Saturday
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