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Lot 369



Lot Number: 369

Description: Scarce Ed Hanlon autographed handwritten letter. Dated Dec. 4, 99' as written to J.F. Hillerich, "Sirs, Having found your "Slugger Bats" all that is desired wish for you to forward 3 doz. to Washington Park, Brooklyn NY. Yours Very Truly Ed Hanlon". The letter was sent by Hanlon from his home in Baltimore where he had recently led the Orioles to several Championship seasons. Hanlon became the Brooklyn manager in 1899 and is regarded as a pioneer at the occupation who later influenced the likes of John McGraw and Wilbert Robinson. Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1996 Hanlon autographed pieces are virtually non-existent with the offered example being the first that we have handled. Overall size of the letter is 6"x10 1/2" (unfolded), signature remains very bold rating 9 out of 10. Includes LOA from PSA/DNA J.Spence-S.Grad and letter of provenance from the Hilleruch & Bradsby Co: EX

Estimated Price: ($2,500.00-$3,500.00)

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