Lot #9171
George Preston Marshall Typed Letter Signed

Scarce letter from the controversial owner of the Washington Redskins
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Estimate: $1000+

Description

Scarce letter from the controversial owner of the Washington Redskins

American businessman and owner of the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (1896-1969) who founded the team in 1932 as the Boston Braves and was its controlling owner until his death in 1969. A supporter of racial segregation, Marshall was the last NFL owner to integrate African Americans onto a roster. TLS signed “George P. Marshall,” one page, 8.5 x 11, The Redskins of the National Football League letterhead, April 10, 1961. Letter to K. H. Browne, in full: "Under separate cover I am sending you an autographed picture which I hope will console you in Arizona. I think you are in a wonderful country, and I am sure it will be extremely helpful to Mrs. Browne. Some day I may be in the Phoenix area and look you up." In very good condition, with some creasing, light staining to the left edge, and staple holes and a paperclip impression to the upper left corner. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Sports
  • Dates: #605 - Ended March 25, 2021





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