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Description1976 George Steinbrenner Signed Letter to Thurman Munson with Inspirational Message. George Steinbrenner seemed to lead the New York Yankees with an iron fist during his days as owner of the team. Thurman Munson was the gruff backstop who took no prisoner's on the diamond. This 7.25x10.5" letter, on Yankees stationery, pulls at the heartstrings. Dated November 15, the letter shows just how much Steinbrenner cared about his players. The body mentions the bitter end of the 1976 season, a World Series sweep at the hands of the Reds, but Steinbrenner predicts the future by saying he knows Munson would win the MVP. The owner was spot on as Munson would cop the year end award.
The last paragraph appears to be the most meaningful. Steinbrenner said: "Sometimes in the haste of everyday business we don't take time to say 'Nice Going!' to others, and I just remembered after talking to you the other day that I had failed to do that." The Boss ends the letter with a "George" signature in dark blue ink. The letter originated from Diana Munson and was sold in November 2004. Pre-Certified by PSA/DNA.
Guide Value or Estimate: $3,000 - up.
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