19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 35,000
Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000
ED WALSH SIGNED CONTRACT
An American League player’s contract dated 1914, between Hall of Famer “Big” Ed Walsh (1881-1959) and the Chicago White Sox for $6,000 for the season. Signed Ed A. Walsh in black ink, and countersigned by Hall of Famer Charles Comiskey (1859-1931) as President of the Chicago White Sox. Additionally, signed by Hall of Famer Ban Johnson (1865-1931) as President of the American League.
8 1/2 x 14 1/2 in.
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