19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 8,750
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
MICKEY COCHRANE SIGNED CONTRACT
A uniform player contract dated 1928, between Hall of Famer Mickey Cochrane (1903-1962) and the Philadelphia Athletics for $10,000 for the season. Cochrane would go on to win the Most Valuable Player Award in 1928, leading the American League in putouts. Signed Gordon S. Cochrane in black ink, and countersigned by John D. Shibe, Secretary of the Athletics. Additionally, signed by Hall of Famer Ban Johnson (1865-1931) as President of the American League.
8 1/2 x 11 in.
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