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Item 8368 - Rogers Hornsby 1939 Signed Typed Letter Catalog 542 (Feb 2019)

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Typed letter signed "Rogers Hornsby," one page, 8.5 x 11, Rogers Hornsby Baseball College letterhead, January 16, 1939. Letter to Ray Kleckner, in part: "In my opinion, Ray, any boy who attends my College will be given a great opportunity to become a professional ball player. Why? Because he will be taught all the fundamentals of how to play his individual positions correctly, and he will also be taught all the fine points of the game. It may interest you to know that I personally instruct each and every boy who attends the College. In addition to that, there will be the following major league instructors at the College: Gerald Walker…Lon Warneke…Alphonse Thomas…Charlie Berry and Dave Keefe…as well as other noted stars…The College opens February 15 and closes March 31, 1939. The tuition fee for the six weeks course if $50.00. The room and board, including breakfast and dinner, is $9.00 per week, or $54.00 for the six weeks…I trust you will find it possible to avail yourself of this opportunity to further your baseball training, Ray; and if so, I shall be happy to have you. If you have the ability to make good in organized baseball, I think this training would be the very thing to get you started in the professional game. Who knows—this small investment made may be the means of your becoming an outstanding major league star!" In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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