19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 15,000
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
RUBE FOSTER SIGNED LETTER
Typewritten letter dated May 18th, 1915, signed by Negro League pioneer and Hall of Famer Andrew “Rube” Foster (1879-1930). The letter, written on Chicago American Giants Base Ball Club stationary addresses a fellow promotor J.B. Bransfield I am per your request sending you some dope on our club, and you may turn it over to the people, and papers there – We furnish dressing rooms to all clubs-and will expect you to furnish dressing rooms to us-free of any cost. The letter is signed Andrew Rube Foster in black ink.
8 1/4 x 10 3/4 in.
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