Mickey Cochrane Signed Letter Collection
Snail Mail may be a thing of the past with e-mail and social media reigning supreme, but there's something to be said for an old-fashioned, hand-written letter. These fine examples come from Hall of Fame catcher Mickey Cochrane, whose correspondence here serves as a tremendous portal into his thoughts and ideas from the mid-1940s, primarily when Cochrane was serving in the Navy. These 39 letters are mainly signed "Mike" with "G.S. Cochrane" signatures below. All are addressed to family members, mostly to his wife, and most come in the original envelopes with an additional signature on the return address portion. Most are several pages long and all written in Mickey's hand. In addition, there are five that are typed and signed "Mike," and 17 that are typed and not signed. But wit... there's more, specifically three telegrams. The signatures are mostly 8/10 in ink, and the letters are EX with typical mailing folds. There is some baseball content. Cochrane's signature is tough as he passed in 1962. ***LOT INCLUDES: 56 Airmail envelopes-most containing the original letters- of that 40 full (1-5 pages) handwritten and signed letters, 17 typed and unsigned letters, 6 typed and signed letters and 2 Western Union telegrams with letter. A few letters have been lost from their envelopes.***
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