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"I'LL BE THINKING ABOUT YOU": AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY MARILYN MONROE

(DIMAGGIO, Joe) MONROE, Marilyn. Autograph letter signed. WITH: Envelope. No place, circa 1954. Two items.

Original autograph letter signed by Marilyn Monroe, a lovely, warm letter entirely in her hand on her personal letterhead, writing to James "Lefty" O'Doul, the legendary baseball manager, coach and longtime trusted mentor to Joe DiMaggio, who married Monroe in January 1954, shortly before the couple traveled to Japan for their honeymoon on a pre-planned trip coordinated with O'Doul. This letter is undated but possibly is from that time, with accompanying envelope in her hand addressed to O'Doul using her pet name for him, "Jimmy Gold O'Doul." $12,500.

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FIRST EDITION OF ATHLETIC SPORTS, WITH OVER 400 PAGES ON BASEBALL

PALMER, Harry Clay, et al. Athletic Sports in America, England, and Australia. Philadelphia, 1889.

First edition of this comprehensive survey of the sports of England, Australia and America, richly illustrated with four chromolithographic plates, 39 photographic plates, and numerous in-text illustrations. $3000.

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THE FIRST NOVEL FEATURING THE GAME OF BASEBALL

(BASEBALL) BROOKS, Noah. The Fairport Nine. New York, 1880.

First edition of the first novel to feature the game of baseball, preceding by four years the same author's 1884 novel Our Baseball Club, "the first novel devoted exclusively to baseball." Set in the 1840s, The Fairport Nine also includes an African American player, Sam Black. A very nice copy in pictorial cloth. $2200.

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“BUT THERE IS NO JOY IN MUDVILLE—MIGHTY CASEY HAS STRUCK OUT”

THAYER, Ernest. Casey at the Bat IN: A Treasury of Humorous Poetry. Boston, 1902.

First edition, first state of this anthology of humorous poetry, containing the first book publication of “Casey at the Bat,” with numerous full-page illustrations. $1800.

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FROM “SPARKY” ADAMS TO TOM ZACHARY

JOHNSON, Harold (Speed). Who"s Who in Major League Baseball. Chicago, 1933.

First edition, containing sepia half-tone portraits, “intimate biographical sketches” and up-to-date statistics for all the then-current major leaguers, as well as various executives, coaches and baseball immortals. $1500.

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“I WOULD AS SOON BE KILLED ON A BASEBALL FIELD AS ANYWHERE ELSE”

JOHNSON, Harry (“Steamboat”). Standing the Gaff. Nashville, 1935.

First edition of the first book-length life of an umpire, illustrated with five photographs, inscribed, “Best Wishes to Jack Hessen from “Steamboat” Johnson, Umpire, Southern League.” $1100.

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"SEAVER AND THE 1969 METS DEFINED WHAT WAS POSSIBLE. NOT JUST FOR A YEAR, BUT FOR AN ETERNITY"

(TOM SEAVER). Shea 1964-2008. Baltimore, 2008.

Limited edition of a wonderfully illustrated tribute to the Mets and Shea, number 261 of 3000 copies, an exceptional association copy boldly signed on the cover by Tom Seaver—"the thinking man’s pitcher"—who led the Mets to victory in the 1969 World Series in a career that defined the Mets as "Patron Saints of Possibility." $900.

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