TY COBB Ty Cobb addresses and signs an envelope. Autograph Envelope signed: “T.R. Cobb” at upper left margin, 7½x3¾. Envelope imprinted The La Jolla Town House, La Jolla, California, addressed by Cobb to: “Miss Marie Quinn, Windham, N.Y.” To left of last line of address, Cobb has written: “Catskills near Albany & N.Y.” At upper center margin, he has written: “Air Mail”. Stamp cut off, postmarked La Jolla, California, November 11, 1959. The first player elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1936, Ty Cobb (1886-1961) was the greatest baseball player of his era: a .367 lifetime batting average over 24 seasons, 4,191 hits, 12 batting titles, 23 straight seasons in which he hit over .300, three .400 seasons and 892 stolen bases (including 96 in 1915). Cobb, who played for the Detroit Tigers (1905-1926) and the Philadelphia Athletics (1927-1928), was also the most disliked. When Cobb, who was mean, bigoted, domineering and arrogant, died in 1961, only three people from baseball attended his funeral: fellow Hall of Famers Mickey Cochrane and Ray Schalk and a roommate in the minors, Nap Rucker. Lightly creased and soiled. 1¾-inch tear at left edge. lower right blank corner chipped off. Verso torn (not at flap) from opening. Overall, fine condition. – Please contact us if you have any questions or require additional information. HFSID 100548
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