19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 2,375
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
CONNIE MACK HANDWRITTEN LETTER TO MICKEY COCHRANE
Two-page handwritten letter dated February 7th, 1929 on Mount Plymouth Hotel (Florida) stationary from Hall of Fame manager Connie Mack (1862-1956) to Hall of Fame catcher Mickey Cochrane (1903-1962) regarding Cochrane’s unhappiness with his contract coming off an MVP season with the Athletics in 1928. Mack writes Ever since our club was organized our rule was not to have any player come to our camp who has not signed…A great deal has been said about Cobb & Speaker and the salary they received on our club…Our club has offered you the full limit that we can go and no club outside the Yankees can afford to pay more…after you have thought it over am sure you will realize that $12,000 is some salary. Signed Connie Mack in black ink.
8 1/2 x 11 in.
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