19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 3,750
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 4,000
MORDECAI "THREE FINGER" BROWN SIGNED CONTRACT
Contract dated July 23rd,1910 between Hall of Fame pitcher Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown (1876-1948) and Cincinnati promoter D.A. Fletcher, regarding a post-season barnstorming series between major league stars of the day. The contract stipulates a $750 fee for appearing in 10 consecutive games (including an additional 4 days for postponed games) as well as all travel expenses.The proposed All Star Series was quickly banned by baseball's National Commission (predecessor to the Baseball Commissioner) and players were forced to return any money they had accepted. Signed Mordecai Brown in black ink and countersigned D.A. Fletcher.
8 1/2 x 13 in.
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
A selection of classic images offered in our The Golden Age of Baseball sale on 19 October at Christie’s New York
From bats and photographs to contracts and personal letters, a selection from The Golden Age of Baseball sale
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