SCP Auctions November 2010 Internet Auction
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Fine early handwritten letter on Hotel Victoria, New York letterhead from "Little Napoleon" written on Dec. 13th, 1903 during his second year as player/manager of the New York Giants. McGraw addresses a player by the name of Chas. Babb as follows, " Friend Chas., Have turned your contract over to the Brooklyn Club with Cronin (Jack) in exchange for Dahlen. I am grateful for your loyalty to the N. York Club and wishing you many years of success. I am yours truly, John J. McGraw". All writing and signature rate 9 out of 10. Letter shows typical fold lines and mild toning. Subtle areas of professional rice paper reinforcement are evident on fold lines on reverse to reinforce minor areas of separation. 8 1/2" by 11" letter has a fine overall appearance, though technically VG-VG/EX. Includes a full LOA from PSA/DNA noting an autograph grade of MINT 9.