Rogers Hornsby Signed AUTO Grade 9 Letter Baseball HOF D.1963 PSA/DNA

Perhaps the game's most proficient right-handed hitter, Rogers Hornsby captured seven batting titles -- including six in a row -- topping .400 three times. A complete player with a fierce passion for the game, Hornsby's .424 mark in 1924 is a National League record for the 20th century and his career average of .359 is the highest ever in the National League. The Rajah, a two-time MVP and two-time Triple Crown winner, was the player-manager of the Cardinals' first World Championship team in 1926 and was the first National League player to hit 300 home runs. He died in 1963 and was elected to the Baseball HOF in 1942.

Offered is a Typed letter signed "Rogers Hornsby," one page, 8.5 x 11, on onion skin paper to a young man in the military who was looking for a professional baseball tryout.  Dated October 14, 1961 (one year before the New York Mets would make their Major League debut).  He directs the young man to contact Mat Burns with the Metropolitan Baseball Club (their original name).

Hornsby was the third base coach for the inaugural club and also worked in scouting.  He passed away on January 5, 1963.

This letter has been signed in blue ink and has been graded by PSA as a 9 out of 10.  Full LOA from PSA/DNA

*NOTE* this is priced at "SIGNATURE" price.  Would make a great cut signature if one were so inclined.

Item: 12835

Price: $950.00
Rogers Hornsby Signed AUTO Grade 9 Letter Baseball HOF D.1963 PSA/DNA