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Ralph Kiner "Ladies Man" Love Letters

Currency:USD Category:Sports - Cards & Fan Shop / Sports - Vintage Sports Memorabilia Start Price:NA Estimated At:300.00 - 500.00 USD
Ralph Kiner  Ladies Man  Love Letters

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Auction Date:2019 Feb 21 @ 20:00 (UTC-5 : EST/CDT)
Location:One Beacon St., 15th Floor WeWork, Boston, Massachusetts, 02108, United States
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
Always referred to as a gentleman, Ralph Kiner was married four times, so he was definitely charming in his own way. He dated Hollywood starlets such as Elizabeth Taylor, Ava Gardner, and Janet Leigh, in addition to pro athletes, his first wife was tennis pro Nancy Chaffee, whom he was married to from 1951 through 1968. However, judging from the offered lot of 18 love letters, dated from 1963 through 1968, that first marriage must have soured in those final years. Nothing steamy here by today's standards, but Kiner was being generous, sending cards and sometimes cash to his gal pal. Address to Mrs. Barbara George, the lot contains 18 pieces of mail (mostly cards), with seven from 1965, five from 1966, five from 1967 and one from 1968. He apparently really liked Barbara as he finally married her in 1969, a marriage which lasted 12 years. A total of 18 pieces with many Kiner malapropisms inside. Full LOA from University Archives (John Reznikoff), cert. #11074.