19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 20,000
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
JOE DIMAGGIO SIGNED CONTRACT
A uniform player contract dated 1942, between Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio (1914-1999) and the New York Yankees for $43,750 for the season. Coming off his remarkable 1941 MVP season in which DiMaggio recorded a hit in 56 consecutive games, DiMaggio was given a $6,250 raise from the year before. He would go on to bat .305 and lead the Yankees to the American League pennant. Signed Joe DiMaggio in blue ink, and countersigned by Hall of Famer Ed Barrow (1868-1953), General Manager of the New York Yankees.
8 1/2 x 11 in.
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