Presented is an original 1912 letter signed by the immortal Connie Mack. Measuring 8-1/2 x 11” the letter displays typewritten purple ink and Mr. Mack’s black ink, steel tip fountain pen (“9”) endorsement on light-cream colored paper. Featuring a black & white photo of Shibe Park and the title “American Base Ball Club of Philadelphia” at the top, this document displays in well preserved condition with one horizontal & two vertical folds which are to be expected. The contents are a rejection letter addressed to Mr. Robert Kelly of Croghan, NY. Full photo LOA from JSA. More on our website.
Included with this offering is the original envelope with a postmarked two cent George Washington postage stamp. The letter reads in full as follows “ Mr. Robert p. Kelly, Croghan, N.Y. Dear Sir:- Replying to yours of recent date will say that on account of the great number of Pitchers I now, have will not be able to take any more on. Would advise that you continue to play with your Local Club, until such time as you are offered a position with a professional V Club. Providing you can deliver the goods, there will be plenty of Clubs after you. Yours truly, Connie Mack.” This letter is an excellent example of Mr. Mack’s colloquial and straight forward style and is highly suited for display. The several typos are worth noting as they support the letters original quality.