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Item 8363 - Ted Williams 1938 Signed Handwritten Letter (Great Baseball Content!) Catalog 542 (Feb 2019)

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Estimate: $200.00 +
Sold Price: $1,573.20 (includes buyer's premium)


Very early handwritten letter signed "Ted Williams," two pages, 6 x 9.5, The Kentucky Hotel letterhead, August 18, 1938. Letter to close friend and father figure John Lutz, in full: "We were rained out last night so we have to play a double header tonite. I hit my 36th homer the other night. Here's a clipping that was in the Louisville paper about that Chapman fellow I met on the train this spring remember he must be quite a shot eh! Boy I sure do miss being away from Minneapolis since I've known Marian. On the road there's nothing to do except go to a show and that's about all. At home there's a lot of things to do. How are you doing lately on your pistol shooting. Did you go down & order that new barrell? Tell me about it. In a way I'm terribly anxious to get started for home but in other way I'll be sure sorry to leave. Write more often, what's the matter have you got a sore arm." In fine condition, with some irregular toning. Accompanied by the referenced newspaper clipping and the original mailing envelope, addressed in Williams's own hand. A wonderful letter written by the 19-year-old Williams during his third pro season, then a member of the Minneapolis Millers (Boston's AA affiliate in the American Association). In addition to its fantastic baseball content and Williams's mention of hitting his "36th homer," the letter also relates to his lifelong passion as a sportsman. Lutz, a San Diego poultry retailer and neighbor, taught Williams how to both fish and hunt. Williams, who sported near perfect vision, exclaimed that Lutz was 'the best shot I ever saw.' Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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