19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 8,125
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
CONNIE MACK HANDWRITTEN LETTER WITH SHOELESS JOE JACKSON CONTENT
Two-page handwritten letter dated August 21st, 1908 on American Base Ball Club of Philadelphia stationary from Hall of Fame manager Connie Mack (1862-1956) to a supporter of the Athletics, notable for its mention of Shoeless Joe Jackson (1887-1951) who would make his major league debut for Mack’s Philadelphia Athletics four days after this letter was written. Mack writes At this time we are going very good but its to late to make a showing – am going to try out some young blood. Barr of Greenvile, S.C. is now here, looks promising, Jackson am expecting every day. Signed Connie Mack in black ink.
8 1/2 x 11 in.
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