19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 1,875
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
EDDIE COLLINS HANDWRITTEN LETTER
Two-page handwritten letter dated September 21st, 1910, on Colonial Hotel (Cleveland) stationary from Hall of Famer Eddie Collins (1887-1951) to Cincinnati promoter D.A. Fletcher, regarding a post-season barnstorming series between major league stars of the day. Written while the validity of the series was being debated by The National Commission, Collins writes Positively count on me to be with you every way for the All Star Tour, that is final – and I sure hope it comes off in spite of the Commissions opposition... The proposed All Star Series was quickly banned by baseball's National Commission (predecessor to the Baseball Commissioner) and players were forced to return any money they had accepted. Signed Edward T. Collins in black ink.
6 x 9 1/4 in.
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