19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 17,500
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
ROGERS HORNSBY SIGNED CONTRACT
A uniform player contract dated 1924, between Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby (1896-1963) and the St. Louis Cardinals for $17,500 for the season. In 1924 Hornsby batted a remarkable .424, sixth highest batting average in baseball history. Signed Rogers Hornsby in sepia ink, and countersigned by Hall of Famer Branch Rickey (1881-1965), President of the St. Louis Cardinals. Additionally inscribed and signed by National League President John Heydler.
8 1/2 X 11 in.
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