MastroNet Winter 2003
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Ty Cobb's talents didn't end at the chalk lines of the ballfield. In retirement, Cobb became a highly successful businessman and owned many properties. He wrote the presented two-page handwritten letter (11/4/58) to a real estate agent in Arizona, requesting more information about houses in the Scottsdale area. Cobb was growing increasingly ill at this time, just three years before his death, and probably thought the Arizona climate would do him good. He writes from his home in Glenbrook, Nevada, in part, "I do not want too commodius [sic] a place. I want to be quiet and [do] very little entertaining...The prices of first two seem a little high for me and yet your demand for places and your climate might well be properly priced...Let me know if you have something along lines I have described and if looks good and you recommend, I will run down there to look them over. I do not want the 'city type' places and I like privacy. I would not object to the outskirts of Scottsdale or maybe some other town location. I do like the small ranch type one story places. Hope have made this understandable and to hear from you when you can. I am, Sincerely, Ty Cobb." Each sheet of Cobb's personal stationery (7-1/4" x 10-3/8") features his name and address typed at top center. The pages are in Excellent condition with two horizontal mailing folds; Cobb's green fountain pen writing grades "10". Also included with the missive is its original mailing envelope (EX), again displaying Cobb's typed name and address. LOAs from Mike Gutierrez & Bob Gryder/GAI and James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA.
Ty Cobb Three Page Handwritten Letter
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