19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 9,375
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
JIM BOTTOMLEY SIGNED CONTRACT
A uniform player contract for the 1928 and 1929 seasons, between Hall of Famer “Sunny” Jim Bottomley (1900-1959) and the St. Louis Cardinals for $11,000 and $12,000 per season respectively. Bottomley would go on to win the National League MVP Award in 1928, leading the Cardinals to the National League pennant. Signed Jim Bottomley in blue ink, and countersigned by Hall of Famer Branch Rickey (1881-1965), Vice President of the St. Louis Cardinals.
8 1/2 X 11 in.
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