19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 2,500
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
GIL HODGES SIGNED CONTRACT
A uniform player contract dated 1950, between Dodgers slugger Gil Hodges (1924-1972) and the Brooklyn Dodgers for $13,750 for the season. On August 31st, 1950, Hodges slammed four home runs against the Boston Braves, while accumulating 17 total bases. Signed Gilbert Ray Hodges in black ink, and countersigned by Hall of Famer Branch Rickey (1881-1965), President of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
8 1/2 x 11 in.
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