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    Circa 1943 Hal Trosky Signature Model First Baseman's Glove with Ed Barrow Signed Letter. Beautiful, brown, left-handed first baseman's glove has "Hal Trosky" signature stamped on the heel and "Reach" brand stamped on the wrist band. The glove is comprised of two pieces of leather which are ingeniously and artfully bound together by leather ties through metal-reinforced eyelets. The glove is accompanied by a letter on official New York Yankees letterhead and dated 1943:

    "In compliance with the request in your letter...we are sending you a first baseman's mitt for a left-handed thrower. We have no gloves or mitts of any kind on hand as the players buy their own shoes and gloves...However, Ed Rainy of A.G. Spalding & Bros. supplied me with one of the few left-handed first baseman's mitts they had on hand. We are addressing the mitt to you...Sincerely E.G. Barrow."

    Glove shows some wear but is in fine overall condition. Barrow ink signature is bold and NRMT. Original mailer included. A wonderful lot from a time when pro teams and athletes were so much more accessible and letter writing was way of life. LOA from Heritage Auctions.


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