Cubs Collection of 2 Letters and 15 Photos Signed for Chicago City Bank.
Lot 224. Cubs Collection of 2 Letters and 15 Photos Signed for Chicago City Bank. These items were signed for a collection or display assembled by the bank. Unless otherwise noted, the signed photos are 8” x 10”, b&w and show the player as a Cub. The autographs are nm-m 8 or better. Ernie Banks: In a handwritten note, he declines a request from the Chicago City Bank. Uncharacteristically, Mr. Cub writes in part: “I’m no longer associated with the Cubs, and will be unable to participate.” In a handwritten letter on Cubs letterhead, Gale Staley (died 1989) details his proudest moments as a franchise member. And Dee Fondy (d. 1999), a handwritten letter on Cubs letterhead describing his proudest moment as a Cub. The other signatures are on photographs. Fergie Jenkins: Color glossy inscribed “To the Chicago City Bank, All the Best” and also dated “7-28-83” in another hand. Fergie Jenkins: Photo signed and inscribed “All the Best” and dated “6-30-83” in another hand. Also, Jose Cardenal, signed and inscribed “To Chicago City Bank, Best Always” and dated “7-3-83”; Phil Cavaretta, inscription “To all Cub fans, Being a Cub player was great, and you Cub fans are the best” (nm 7 autograph); Moe Drabowsky, “Best Always”; Dick Drott, dated “7-1-83”; Don Elston, dated “4-13-84” in another hand; Dee Fondy, dated “7-5-83” in another hand; Walt “Moose” Moryn; Andy Pafko; Milt Pappas, dated “6-27-83” in another hand; Bob Rush, dated “7-26-83” in another hand; Hank Sauer, added “I will always love Chicago”; and Bob Will, who wrote “Chicago City Bank, Congratulations on your 90th Anniversary. May your next 90 years bring continued success.” The signature is dated “7-30-83” in another hand. Authenticated by Kevin Keating. Winning Bid $68.