Cuban-born Jose Valdivielso spent his 5-year career with the Senators and Twins, earning loyal fans like young Kent Feddeman who later developed a friendship with "Valdy." The utility infielder debuted in 1955 and even showed up in the MVP voting that year. His blue Wilson cap features an embroidered red "W" at front and a metal rivet at top center. Two red-marker signatures on the brim both rate "9-10" though one is muted by the dark blue fabric. The accompanying 7/28/15 LOA from Feddeman, a noted collector, reads, "This baseball cap comes directly from my long-time friend and boyhood hero Jose Valdievielso, shortstop for the Washington Senators during the 1950s. It is autographed by him on the bill in two places." Auction LOA from JSA.
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