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In the early 1950s, Alex Weyand, a former three-time All-American at Army began writing older players about their experiences during the game when they played. He wrote to Fritz Pollard during 1953, and this letter is Pollard’s response. Fritz Pollard was the first black Walter Camp All-American football player, the first black professional player in 1920, and first ever black coach of a professional football team. This return letter to Weyand explains his delay returning his letter, talk about his selection as a Walter Camp All-American, and some former Brown University teammates he recently saw. Interestingly, Pollard also writes a line about Paul Robeson, the black Rutgers All-American and pro football player, who went on to fame as a singer, actor and political activist. The 8.5”x 11” letter is on “Sun Tan Studios” letterhead, where Pollard was Director. It contains light edge wear, one spot near the bottom, and the usual folds – none which affect the bold, black ink “Fritz” signature. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.
1953 Fritz Pollard Signed "Fritz" Letter On Sun Tan Studios Letterhead
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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $392.45
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Saturday, November 2, 2013.
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