19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 3,250
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
GROVER CLEVELAND ALEXANDER HANDWRITTEN LETTER
Handwritten letter dated, September 30th, 1946 on Hotel Broadview (East St. Louis, Illinois) stationary by Hall of Famer Grover Cleveland Alexander (1887-1950) explaining his difficulty in writing about pitching …I find myself in more trouble than if the bases were full and no one out. I have talked to youngsters several times, but I could use a baseball and show them and not have so much to say. Signed G. C. Alexander in pencil.
7 1/4 x 10 1/2 in.
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