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One of the finest handwritten specimens from Ty Cobb ever to be offered is this black fountain pen example dated “Nov-19-40.” A rare combination of exceptional ink quality and incredible content it includes details regarding the art of hitting written by one of the game’s all-time batsman. Cobb’s two-page letter to a Mr. Stanley Gray includes lines such as, “In regards to your question relative to hitting a left hand hitter should close his stance hitting to left so can step freely towards field he hits to also allows freedom to get the body behind his hitting of course one unconsciously or instinctively with “practice” learns to do this without thinking as it must be done quickly as the action & direction of the ball is fast and doesn’t allow time to think and then act”. Still bold and dark the 9/10 ink is written on “Tyrus R. Cobb-Box 394 D-Menlo Park-California” letterhead that is lightly toned and overall EX-MT. Closed with an impressive signature that grades a “9” out of possible “10.”
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