Regarded as one of baseball’s first superstars, Hall of Famer Cap Anson authored a .334 career batting average and was the first player to reach the 3000 hit plateau. This correspondence piece has content relating to Anson’s post-career success and is signed by the Chicago great. Typed on a sheet of Anson’s business stationery (“A.C. Anson Company”), the letter is dated “April 7, 1905” and conveys thanks for a congratulatory telegram. At the conclusion, Anson (d.1922) has signed “AC Anson” in black-ink fountain pen. The endorsement projects (“9”) strength and clarity and comes with a full photo LOA from JSA. As for the cause for congratulations, it is very likely (based on the date) that they were offered as Anson was elected City Clerk of Chicago that year. The letter has normal mailing folds and mounting remnants on the reverse. More on our website.
The letter reads (in full):
"William B. Wrenn
Your telegram, congratulating me on my success, received. Myself and family are very grateful for the very considerate manner in which my friends stood by me.
Thanking you for your congratulations, and wishing you the best of health and prosperity, I am
The letter measures 8 x 8-3/4