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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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CASEY AT THE BAT—"THE BEST BASEBALL POEM EVER WRITTEN"

THAYER, Ernest. Casey at the Bat. Chicago, 1912.

First separate edition in boards, and the first edition to be illustrated, of Thayer's baseball classic, "a metaphor for all of baseball," wonderfully illustrated with 13 full-page color illustrations, an exceptional copy in bright original cloth. $3500.

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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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“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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JACKIE ROBINSON'S FIRST AUTOBIOGRAPHY, MY OWN STORY, 1948

ROBINSON, Jackie and SMITH, Wendell. Jackie Robinson. My Own Story. New York, 1948.

First edition of Robinson's first autobiography, published the year after he broke baseball's color line and faced racist threats on and off the field to be named Rookie of the Year, with Foreword by Branch Rickey and 48 pages of photographic illustrations. $1100.

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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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