19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
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.
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
From bats and photographs to contracts and personal letters, a selection from The Golden Age of Baseball sale
A selection of classic images offered in our The Golden Age of Baseball sale on 19 October at Christie’s New York
A timeline of moments from the game's Golden Age and beyond, illustrated with lots from our sale, The Golden Age of Baseball
Simeon Lipman discusses a collection of rare artefacts connected to the game’s most celebrated teams and players