19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
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.
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