19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 6,875
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000
BURLEIGH GRIMES SIGNED CONTRACT
A uniform player contract dated 1934, between Hall of Famer Burleigh Grimes (1893-1985) and the Pittsburgh Pirates for $2,000 for the balance of the season. Grimes went 1-2 for the Pirates in 1934, his third and final team in his last year in the Big Leagues. Signed Burleigh A. Grimes in black ink, and countersigned by Wm. E. Benswanger as President of the Pirates. Additionally signed by John Heydler, President of the National League.
8 1/2 x 11 in.
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