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9012   Jim Bottomley 1931 St. Louis Cardinals Signed Player Contract  $900 $2572 $2830 10 You must login to place a bid.
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#9012 - Jim Bottomley 1931 St. Louis Cardinals Signed Player Contract Estimate: $2,500+

Contract, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.5 x 11, January 28, 1931. National League uniform player’s contract in which Jim Bottomley agrees to render "skilled service as a baseball player…during the year 1931” for the St. Louis Cardinals, for a salary of $13,000. Signed at the conclusion in fountain pen by Bottomley and countersigned by Cardinals General Manager Branch Rickey. The reverse stamped by National League President John Heydler. In very good to fine condition, with some small edge tears and partial separations to folds. Bottomley's lefty .348 batting average helped send his Cardinals to the World Series, where they beat the A's in seven games to achieve World Champion status. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA.

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