19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 9,375
Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
LOU BROCK SIGNED CONTRACT
A uniform player contract dated 1964, between Hall of Famer Lou Brock (1939- ) and the Chicago Cubs for $12,000 for the season. A couple of months into the ’64 season, the Cubs traded Brock to the St. Louis Cardinals for pitcher Ernie Broglio, considered today one of the most lopsided deals in baseball history. Signed Louis Clark Brock in blue ink, and countersigned by Hall of Famer Warren Giles (1896-1979) as President of the National League and John Holland of the Cubs.
8 1/2 x 11 in.
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