Consign Your Best Items with Lelands. We Also Pay Cash on the Spot! Learn More Here.

Greatest Thrill Letters

Greatest Thrill Letters

Fabulous cache of revealing, signed personal letters covering more than a half-century of baseball history.1) Wally Pipp is forever linked to Lou Gehrig, from when Gehrig replaced him and started his miraculous streak of 2,130 consecutive games. Here, Pipp responded in 1944 to a fan's request to name his biggest thrill in baseball, and Pipp cites the 1923 World Series victory of the Yankees over the New York Giants.2) Monty Stratton 1960 letter to Hal Lebovitz, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer, in which former White Sox star pitcher Stratton discusses his amazing comeback. While hunting, Stratton tripped and accidentally caused his shotgun to fire into his right leg, resulting in an amputation. Although he never made it back to the big leagues, Stratton's comeback drew wide attention and his life was made into a major motion picture, The Stratton Story, 1949, with Jimmy Stewart in the title role.3) Letter from George R. Stone, a potential Hall of Famer (And No, not George H. Stone, former Mets pitcher, no relation). Stone batted .301 lifetime, and in 1906, as a St. Louis Brown, he won the American League Batting Title with a .358 average, beating out 4-time AL Batting Champ Napoleon Lajoie. Stone is the only player to win a batting title from 1901-1928 and not be in Hall of Fame. In a letter, apparently to a fan, Stone named Cristy Matthewson (Interestingly, Stone spelled it as Crisy Matheson) and Walter Johnson as the greatest pitchers of all-time. Stone was Jewish.4) Brooks Robinson was perhaps the greatest fielding third baseman of all-time. Here, Hall of Famer Robinson lists winning the World Series with his Baltimore Orioles as his biggest thrill and names Jim Katt as a player not in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, but should be.


Past Sports Card, Memorabilia, Non-Sports Card and Collecitble Auction Items

Other past auction items that may be of interest to you.

Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Duke Snider, & Willie Mays Signed Photo (8x10”)

December 2002

1982 All-Star Team Signed Poster (25x27”)

December 2002

500 Homerun Hitters Signed Home Plate

December 2002

MVP Signed Bat (34")

December 2002

Hall of Fame Signed Bat with Mantle & Williams (35”)

December 2002

Walter Johnson Signature

December 2002

Joe Tinker Signed Photograph (4x4”)

December 2002

Norm Cash Signed Bat (35”)

December 2002

Asp.Net CMS By Joopk.com