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Harry and George Wright Signed Letters - Both Full JSA

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Pioneers in baseball’s business and equipment sectors, siblings Harry and George Wright have rendered their decidedly rare scriptings in this pair of vintage correspondence pieces. Includes: Harry Wright composed entirely in Wright’s hand on a 5-5/8 x 7” sheet of Philadelphia Quakers stationery, this letter is dated “Nov. 21st 1889” and addressed to former catcher Pop Schriver. In a managerial capacity, Wright (d.1895) offers reassuring and protective sentiments regarding “threats” made to Schriver for his allegiance to Wright’s club. With absolutely amazing baseball content, the piece concludes with Wright’s black-ink steel tip fountain pen endorsement. The scripting resides at the lower right corner, a tiny section of which is missing. As a result, the “t” at the conclusion of the surname and the latter portion of Wright’s inscription of “Mgr” are missing. Still, what is present projects (“8-9”) strength and clarity; George Wright composed on an 8-1/4 x 10-3/4” sheet of “Wright & Ditson” letterhead, the letter is dated “April 16, 1934” and has typewritten content regarding a recent trip made by George Wright (d.1937). At the conclusion, his black-ink steel tip fountain pen signature projects (“9”) strength and clarity. Given their scarcity (and, in these instances, quality), these are near-impossible and glorious additions to any significant Hall of Fame collection. Individual full photo LOAs from JSA. More on our website.

Harry Wright dated “Nov. 21st 1889” (in Wright’s hand), the letter is composed entirely in Wright’s hand and reads (in full):

Friend Schriver,
In reply to your letter of yesterday regarding threats made by Mr Hilt because you had signed with us would say, don’t let any such threats or talk bother you. You are under contract with the Phila. Ball Club and we will protect you in all particulars, as promised you when you signed. I don’t think you will be troubled further. If so let us know.
Yours truly,
Harry Wright

W, Schriver
Brooklyn, N.Y.

George Wright dated “April 16, 1934,” the typewritten letter is composed on “Wright & Ditson Fine Athletic Goods” stationery and reads (in full):

Dear Mr. Craig:

As promised, I send you the booklet.
(penned in Wright’s hand) By this mail -

(typewritten) I enjoyed my stay of a week at the Forest Hills Hotel, after which I continued to Pinehurst, where I spent two pleasant weeks, watching the North and South Amateur and Professional events. Then I left for home, after a good three months outing South.

Hope you enjoyed your trip.

Yours very truly,

(signed) Geo Wright

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