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Ty Cobb forged letter

Ty Cobb forged letter

Exhibit 7. One of the estimated 50 to 100 letters from Ty Cobb to Al Stump that were forged by Stump on apparently genuine letterhead taken from Cobb’s Atherton residence after Cobb’s death. These forgeries contained much baseball-related content, which made them more valuable to collectors. Some of the questionable “facts” in these forged letters became part of baseball history when they were accepted by historians as truthful. (COURTESY OF WILLIAM R. COBB)

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