19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 1,875
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
WILLIE WELLS SIGNED CONTRACT
A Puerto Rican League player contract dated 1941/42, between Hall of Famer Willie "El Diablo" Wells (1906-1989) and the Aguadilla Baseball club for $65 weekly for the season, plus expenses. Wells, an exceptional hitter and shortstop in the Negro Leagues was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2006. Signed Willie Wells in blue ink and countersigned by both the President of the club and Negro League star Quincy Trouppe as witness.
8 1/2 x 11 in.
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