19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 6,875
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000
JOE SEWELL SIGNED CONTRACT
A uniform player contract dated 1932, between Hall of Famer Joe Sewell (1898-1990) and the New York Yankees for $8,000 for the season. Sewell would set the all-time single season record for fewest strikeouts (only 3 in 503 at-bats) in 1932. Signed Joe Sewell in black ink, and countersigned by Hall of Famer Jacob Ruppert (1867-1939), President of the New York Yankees. Additionally, signed by Hall of Famer William Harridge (1883-1971) as President of the American League.
8 1/2 x 11 in.
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