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    1945 Duke Snider Handwritten Signed Letter & Original Mailer to Branch Rickey Jr. Regarding Military Service.
    Many of baseball's greats of the Golden Era lost time to military service. Icons like Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio lost prime seasons while serving their country. For Duke Snider, service to our country put his Major League dream on hold for a little bit.

    This two-page handwritten signed letter, which spans two pages on Snider's personal stationery and measures 6.25x10," is written to Branch Rickey Jr. thanking him for a wallet received from the club and a The Sporting News issue. Snider relays that he has kept up with the team but is fairly certain his military service will render him unavailable for the 1946 season. Snider closes the letter with an early-career "Edwin Snider" signature. The opposite side of the signature features a "Brooklyn National League Oct. 31 1945 received" stamp which does show up on the autograph.

    Comes with the original 1945 postmarked "Dodgers, Brooklyn, N.Y." mailer from Enlisted Officer Snider. An early look into the struggles of a player just waiting to ascend to the bigs. Dated Oct. 19, 1945. Auction LOA from SGC Authentic.


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