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    1963 Los Angeles Lakers Letter Regarding Don Nelson. Vintage correspondence has a way of exuding an authentic feel for the times while providing subtle insights of the day. Typed letter on beautiful modernist Los Angeles Lakers letterhead features the team's logo, management names and franchise details at the top in royal blue. Dated prior to the start of the 1963-64 season, Lakers team president Robert Short writes to Bullets team president Munya Goldman to confirm signing Don Nelson and payment of $5,000 to Baltimore for his rights.

    Nelson would go on to play a key role on five title teams with the Celtics and then craft a Hall of Fame career as a coach. Goldman had just moved the team from Chicago and was about to start his first season in Baltimore. Short moved the Lakers from Minneapolis to Los Angeles, acquired Elgin Baylor and Jerry West, changed the team colors to blue and white, and then ultimately sold the franchise to Jack Kent Cooke in 1965. He signs in blue ballpoint. Folded in thirds with mailer, NRMT. COA from James Spence Authentication. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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