December 20, 2017 Holiday Catalog Auction (#49)
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This lot is closed. Bidding ended on 12/21/2017.
The cover of the Reese contract reads, “AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYER’S CONTRACT - American League Base Ball Club of New York With James Reese Of Oakland, Cal”. The cover has the signature of the American League president Ernest Barnard and is dated, “APR 1 1930”. The body of the contract states that Reese earns “an aggregate salary of $7,000”. The second-to-last page is signed by New York Yankees President Jacob Ruppert in black ink and Reese in blue ink on March 21st, 1930 and in our opinion the signatures rate a combined 8. The cover of the Lary contract reads, “AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYER’S CONTRACT - American League Base Ball Club of New York With Lynard H Lary”. The cover has the signature of the American League president Ernest Barnard and is dated, “APR 15 1929”. The body of the contract states that Lary earns “an aggregate salary of $7,000”. The second-to-last page is signed in a secretarial Jacob Ruppert signature and Reese in blue ink on April 12st, 1929 and in our opinion the signatures rate a combined 8. Accompanied by a LOA from JSA.
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Minimum Bid: $200
Price Realized: $520
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Thursday, December 21, 2017.
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