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Extremely Rare Alexander Cartwright 1879 Signed Receipt - Full JSA LOA

Lot Number 758

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With his seminal Knickerbocker legacy firmly established (90-foot bases, 9 innings, 9 players), "The Father of Modern Baseball" moved to Hawaii, where he became Honolulu's first fire chief and an advisor to the Hawaiian royal family. By the late 1870s, Cartwright was Hawaii's Consul to Peru and co-founder of the Honolulu Library. On July 19, 1879, he filled out this receipt to business associate Manuel Paiko. Measuring 8x3 and featuring Cartwright's "9" signature, it bears an edge tear at top center (touching the "C") and is tape-repaired on the reverse; otherwise EX. Cartwright's pre-printed name at the left edge displays nicely. A typewritten description is loosely adhered to the reverse. Full LOA from JSA.



 
 
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