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Augustus "Kid" Nichols (D. 1953) was a pitcher who played for the
Boston Beaneaters, St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies from
1890 to 1906. He is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
played minor league baseball for three teams until September 1889, when
he signed for the Boston Beaneaters. After making his debut the
following season and spending twelve seasons with the Beaneaters,
Nichols spent a two-year sojourn in the minor leagues. He was dealt to
the St. Louis Cardinals in 1904 and subsequently played for the
Philadelphia Phillies, with whom he played his final game on May 18,
1906. He’s most famous for being the youngest pitcher to join the 300
is a personal handwritten letter (7.25” x 10.5”) written on his
stationary and dated May 24, 1949. The postmarked envelope is also
included. He thanks the recipient, located in Detroit, for their kind
words on his entry into the Hall of Fame. He mentions a niece in the
hospital in Detroit, so he may be making a visit to the area soon. He
writes, “Of all the many letters that I have received, and there are
plenty of them in regards to my entry into the Hall of Fame, your letter
stand out as the No. 1.”
Amazing and Rare!! Comes with the original envelope that he hand wrote.
Full LOA from PSA/DNA
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