19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 16,250
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
GEORGE DAVIS SIGNED LETTER
Typewritten, notarized letter dated July 12th, 1895 signed by Hall of Fame shortstop George Davis (1870-1940). The letter, written to National League President Nicholas Young reads Dear Sir: - I had no knowledge of my fine being imposed upon me by umpire Andrews until the receipt of your notice. I gave him no occasion to fine me and he never notified either Captain Farrell or myself that he had imposed a fine. I therefore protest it. The letter is signed Geo. S. Davis in black ink.
8 x 10 1/2 in.
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