19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 100,000
Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000
JOSH GIBSON SIGNED CONTRACT
A Puerto Rican League player contract dated September 15th, 1941, between Hall of Famer Josh Gibson (1911-1947) and the Santurce Base Ball club for $25 weekly plus a round trip ticket from New York to Puerto Rico. Considered amongst the greatest power hitters in baseball history let alone the Negro Leagues, Gibson was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1972. Signed Joshua Gibson in black ink and countersigned by the President of the club and two witnesses.
8 1/2 x 11 in.
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