19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 27,500
Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000
NED HANLON SIGNED CONTRACT
An unexecuted uniform player contract dated 1897, between W.L. Hoffer and the Baltimore Orioles, signed by Hall of Famer Edward “Ned” Hanlon (1857-1937) as President of the club. In addition to signing the contract, Hanlon wrote in all of the terms of the contract including Baltimore Base Ball and Exhibition Company of the city of Baltimore in the State of Maryland and W.L. Hoffer of the city of Cedar Rapids, in the State of Iowa. Signed E. Hanlon in black ink.
8 1/2 X 14 in.
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