Exercise an executive decision to obtain this lot of (4) 1926-74 baseball executive signed letters. Key correspondence is a 4/17/33 document (EX) signed by sitting Commissioner K. Landis. Two original compacting folds have no impact on Landis’ spectacular (“9-10”) strength signature which appears on his office stationery. Also present is a 5/23/74 letter addressed to Charlie O. Finley and (2) others dealing with financial matters. The Landis letter has full photo LOA from JSA, and the balance have auction LOA from JSA. More on our website.
The Landis letter is headed by the simple term “Baseball” in bold block letters letting you know exactly where it originated in no-nonsense style.
The letter (EX) addressed to Finley is signed first name only as “John” (“9-10”) by John J. Geherin of the Player Relations Committee. This letter contents direct Finley to issue infielder Larry L. Brown the same ring received by other members of the A’s 1972 World Series champion team or pay him the difference in value between said ring and the lesser one he received.
The other (2) letters are a 7/15/26 request (VG) for the release of a Middle Atlantic League player on Commissioner’s office letterhead addressed to executives of the Cumberland Baseball Club and signed by secretary-treasurer Leslie M. O’Connor (“8-9”); and a 7/31/48 letter on International League letterhead (EX-MT) concerning a financial decision vote signed by league president F. J. Shaughnessy (“9-10”).