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1966 Ted Williams Handwritten New Hampshire Sweepstakes Race Form

Lot Number 872

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Ever the sportsman, Ted Williams took an interest in various fields outside of baseball, such as fishing, hunting and aviation. Apparently "Teddy Ballgame" was also interested in the outcome of horse races, as evidenced by this "State of New Hampshire 1966 Sweepstakes Race" ticket receipt form. Filled in by Williams at top with his name and Islamorada, Florida address, this form was the personal property of the then Red Sox vice president, serving as acknowledgment for the purchase of a ticket in a sweepstakes contest.

 

The NHSR was conducted for several years during the mid-1960s, with winners determined by the finish of horses that raced at Rockingham Park in Salem, NH. This vintage form remains clean and crisp, presenting EX detail with deference to several period compacting folds that do not detract from its display appeal. Following the form's instructions, Williams has printed his information neatly with bold block lettering. Accompanying full photo LOA from JSA states "The printed handwriting was penned in the hand of Ted Williams".



 
 
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