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05-10-2007, 02:23 PM
Posted By: <b>chris</b><p>Hello All,<br /><br />I was hoping to get an idea of value on a particular item. It is a 1916 player contract signed by Armando Marsans and Branch Rickey from 1916. From my research he was considered the first Cuban "star" in the majors. Any idea on the value. I have only a photocopy at this time as I am working to obtain it from someone. The signatures are both very clean and the contract is in overall pretty good condition. Thanks!<br />chris

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05-10-2007, 08:31 PM
Posted By: <b>leon</b><p>Hi Clint<br /><br />I don't know exactly but I would think a Marsans signature like that would be worth good money. Hopefully someone on here will have an idea of value for you. Try to post a scan when you can...It would be neat to see. Incidentally the only Texas Tommy (not to go too far off topic) I kept from my CA find is Marsans....<br /><br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1178757054.JPG">

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05-10-2007, 09:30 PM
Posted By: <b>chris</b><p>Here is a scan...thanks for the help Leon...any other pricing would be helpful...Thanks!!<br /><br />chris<br /><br /><img src="http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/cdonne07/marsanscontract.jpg">

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05-11-2007, 04:05 AM
Posted By: <b>davidcycleback</b><p>A 1916 Branch Rickey autograph alone is worth fair money. My guess would be over $1,000 for the contract. That's just a guess, knowing that the two signatures each are valuable and baseball contracts are always in demand. Also, contracts are safer items authenticity-wise, as a contract requires that, unless specifically noted, the real person signs it. If the real people don't sign a contract it isn't legally binding, and the player wants the salary and the owner wants the player.<br /><br />Duly note that I'm not offering an authenticity opinion on the specific item. I have seen and owned a few early 1900s MLB contracts and they folded up distinctly, not unlike folded up road maps.