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    1907 Adrian "Cap" Anson Handwritten Signed Letter. He's been called the first star of our national pastime, a distinction quite clearly earned by a man who secured the first key to the 3,000 Hit Clubhouse. Yet despite this elite significance to the sport, the rare Anson is absent from many of the finest private collections of Hall of Fame autographs. This offering will remedy that oversight for one member of our bidding audience.

    Handwritten to Anson's daughter in the boldest black fountain pen ink on front and back of an unlined 5.5x8.25" page, the letter finds its author in desperate financial straights as he tries to keep his semi-pro baseball team, the Chicago Colts, afloat. In full:

    "Enclosed you will find check for two hundred dollars. I have an appointment with W. I. McCray of People's Gas Light Co. who I hope to get some money from and I will then send you the other three hundred. I think you will be able to hold the wolves off for a time with the $200.00. Drop me a line and let me know the worst and I will try and meet it. I had my banker out to my house looking at it to see if it with the stock and bonds in the Colts...would be a nough [sic] so they would release my ... property so I could use it to borrow the money to build a grandstand. I believe I will put through the ball scheme."

    All ink, and the closing, "Your loving father, AC Anson," rates 9/10 or better. Page exhibits original mailing folds but no other distractions of note. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.


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