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Old 10-23-2018, 01:16 PM
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Default Anyone collect contracts/have any to show off?

I think contracts are some of the coolest items in the hobby and checking back with the "search" function I didn't see any threads specifically focused on them.

Anyone else collect contracts or have contracts in their collection?

Here is one of mine:

A 1929 Brooklyn Royal Giants Negro League contract for Dick "Cannonball" Redding

Having trouble uploading the other images at the moment, but also have Puerto Rico League contracts of HOF Williard Brown and Pedro "Perucho" Cepeda.

Would love to what contracts are out there!
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Old 10-23-2018, 04:18 PM
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I have these 2 baseball card "contracts". Mickey Vernon has a Jan 31 1953 postmark and the Mickey Owen is dated March 5 1955.
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Old 10-23-2018, 04:55 PM
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I used to have a large collection of contracts. The best part of about them is, while they were valuable, a burglar would think they were just a pile of old papers sitting on a shelf.
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Old 10-23-2018, 04:59 PM
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Default 1932 Brooklyn Dodgers Contract

One of my favorites. Single Page 1932 Brooklyn Dodgers Contract as part of the National League Uniform Baseball Contract.

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Old 10-23-2018, 06:13 PM
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Default Johnny Vander Meer's two contracts from his historic 1938 season

I do own a few contracts, mostly related to Nolan Ryan and Johnny Vander Meer.

Here are Vandy's personal copies of the two contracts that he had during his historic 1938 season that he threw back to back no-hitters on 6/11/38 and 6/15/38. I acquired these separately over a decade of searching once I realized that there were two contracts out there.

Vandy started the 1938 season with a $500/ month contract since it was not known whether he would stay up with the team after struggling in his 1937 season. In late May, Reds upper management was convinced that Vandy would certainly "stick" in the majors. As a show of good faith, they tore up his monthly contract and game him an annual contract for $4,000.
Although these contracts seem laughable compared to today's player contracts, they were consistent with what 1st year players typically received during this era. Reds GM Warren Giles offered to manage Vandy's endorsement deals that came his way after his consecutive no-hitters. He reported to the press that Vandy made over $20K in 1938 including endorsement deals which was pretty solid for the Depression Era...

Note: At the end of 1938 Vandy received his 1939 Players contract and it bumped him up to $8,000 in '39. I own this contract as well.
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Old 10-23-2018, 08:15 PM
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The centerpiece of my women in baseball collection.

1898 contract between Lizzie Arlington (Stride) and the Atlantic League for Lizzie to play for different teams in the league. It is only documented that she played in one game, although Ed Barrow (who signed her to the contract and whose signature is also on the contract) recalled years later that she played in several games.

What we know for certain is that she pitched a scoreless inning and may have also played second base for The Reading Coal Heavers against the Allentown Peanuts. This made her the first, and to this date the only, woman to play in an affiliated minor league regular season game.

This is the contract that made it happen.




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Old 10-23-2018, 09:36 PM
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Those are pretty awesome Scott. Didn't realize you had those.
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Old 10-24-2018, 05:06 AM
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Those are pretty awesome Scott. Didn't realize you had those.
Hi Chris,
I'm very proud to own them. They reside on the top shelf of my Vandy showcase that you have seen before. At some point in time, Vandy scribbled in pencil over the $500 amount on the initial 1938 contract. He must have been somewhat embarrassed about the small amount that the Reds were paying him. I guess he liked the sound of $4,000 much better.
I know I would.
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Old 10-24-2018, 01:08 PM
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Here's a contract for George Hendrick's 1985 season with the Pirates. Purchased it mainly for the Joe. L. Brown sig (which at the time was a bit harder to find than it is now)...come to think of it, Hendrick wasn't signing then either, so it just goes to show you that once hard to find autos can become easy and visa versa.
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Old 10-24-2018, 04:21 PM
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Default Mantle and Spahn Hartland Contracts

Hi Gang:

A few of my Hartland contracts the players signed to be included in the Hartland set.

Fred
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