19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 13,750
Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000
LEFTY GROVE SIGNED CONTRACT
A uniform player contract dated 1931, between Hall of Famer Robert “Lefty” Grove (1900-1975) and the Philadelphia Athletics for $20,000 for the season. Grove would go on to win the American League MVP Award in 1931, leading the Athletics to their 3rd consecutive American League pennant. Signed Robert M. Grove in blue ink, and countersigned by John D. Shibe, Vice President of the Philadelphia Athletics.
8 1/2 x 11 in.
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