Having departed his rustic Kansas surroundings, Hall of Famer Walter Johnson humbled opponents at packed venues throughout the American League. Unassuming despite his mound success and widespread fame, Johnson often returned to those simple settings and chores, as evidenced by this handwritten correspondence composed and signed by the diamond legend. Framed to dimensions of 28-3/8 x 21”, the display features a July 1923 Baseball Magazine cover and a 6-3/4 x 10” sheet of Johnson’s personal stationery. The latter item has Johnson’s name and Maryland address at the top. Composed entirely in Johnson’s hand, the black-ink steel tip fountain pen correspondence is dated “Nov. 19, 1944” and includes details regarding War Bond baseball games and farming in his native Kansas. At the conclusion, Johnson has penned “Sincerely Yours – Walter” (“10” strength). The well-preserved sheet has normal horizontal compacting folds. Full photo LOA from James Spence Authentications. More details on our website.
The letter reads:
Was real glad to hear from you. I have wondered so many times how you folks were and intended to write and find out but you know how I am at letter writing.
I have been sticking pretty close to the farm and out side of a few war bond ball games I haven’t gone any where. I flew out to Kansas last summer and flew over Ohio not far from your farm.
I have a few turkeys, could sell lots of them as turkeys are hard to get around here.
Have a few chickens, just for our own use.
Well Helen thanks for thinking of me please give my best to your mother and take care of your self.