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Old 09-01-2021, 07:07 PM
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A few years ago, I picked up a fantastic letter from 1889. In it, a player is begging a "Mr. Wilson" for a chance to play ball for the Augusta, Maine, team.
Apparently, they had some kind of conflict, and author (James McGovern) is asking Mr. Wilson to "forget old sores" and give him a chance.
McGovern then writes on the second page that the Bangor (Maine) team wanted him to be their catcher, but he didn't want to do that. However, he said he could go in in a pinch for Mr. Wilson.

This week, I picked up another Maine baseball letter to what appears to be the same Mr. Wilson. This letter is dated one month after the first letter. Mr. Mixer tells Mr. Wilson that the team has an opportunity against the "Murphy nine". But then he tells Wilson to "write that catcher and find out if he can go with us".

Do you think he could be talking about the first guy???


I emailed the seller, and asked if he had any more letters to Wilson, or if he sold me the first one a few years ago. He said no.

Perhaps I am too excited, but I think it is amazing that I have two random letters from 1889 to the same guy, and maybe one is referencing the other.
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Old 09-01-2021, 09:20 PM
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very cool!
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Old 09-01-2021, 10:07 PM
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100% Yes
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Old 09-01-2021, 10:26 PM
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Great stuff, hope you find more info. Joe
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Old 09-02-2021, 06:55 AM
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That is very cool

Great content in the letter and great potential tie in.

Amazing

Hope you can solve the mystery
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That is amazing that both letters are still around. Even more amazing you have both.
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Old 09-02-2021, 12:54 PM
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Wow that is crazy 🤪
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Old 09-02-2021, 05:41 PM
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My recollection is that those two letters are from a group of a few dozen 19th century baseball letters that I sold from my collection several years ago. Some of the letters were from Maine. Dennis
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Sean that's cool!
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"This is Very Interesting!"
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