19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 3,250
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
WILLARD BROWN SIGNED CONTRACT
A Puerto Rican League player contract dated 1949/50, between Hall of Famer Willard “Home Run” Brown (1915-1996) and the Santurce Baseball club for $200 weekly for the season. Brown would go on to win the Triple Crown in the Puerto Rican Winter League that season, earning the nickname “Ese Hombre”. Signed Willard Brown in blue ink along with his fingerprint, and countersigned by Pedro Zarilla, President of the Santurce Baseball Club.
8 1/4 x 11 in.
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