19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 3,250
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
ENOS SLAUGHTER SIGNED CONTRACT
A uniform player contract dated 1950, between Hall of Famer Enos “Country” Slaughter (1916-2002) and the St. Louis Cardinals for $25,000 for the season. Slaughter would bat .290 for the Cardinals in 1950, securing a spot on the National League all Star team. Signed Enos Slaughter in blue ink, and countersigned by Hall of Famer Ford Frick (1894-1978) as President of the National League and Fred Leigh of the Cardinals.
8 1/2 x 11 in.
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