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1921 and 1926 Ross Youngs New York Giants Contracts - Signed by Team Officials Only
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $600
Two Ross Youngs New York Giants contracts dating, respectively, from 1921 and 1926. Neither contract has been signed by Youngs, but both include the signatures of the appropriate team officials. 1) 1921 Contract and Cover Letter. The four-page fold-over contract (8.5 x 13.75 inches), dated January 1921, calls for Youngs to receive a salary of $5,500. Signed in black fountain pen (each grading "10") by "Chas. A. Stoneham" (secretarial signature) as president and "Jos. O'Brien" as secretary. Ex-Mt, with three horizontal folds. Included with the contract is a one-page typed letter, on "New York Base Ball Club" letterhead, signed in black fountain pen ("10") by "Jos. O'Brien," club secretary. In his letter, dated January 20, 1921, O'Brien writes that he is enclosing Youngs' 1921 contract as per league rules, but that John McGraw will personally contact him regarding the negotiation of his salary. 8.5 x 11 inches. Vg, with two horizontal mailing folds and a number of moderate edge tears. 2) 1926 Contract. The four-page fold-over contract (8.5 x 11 inches), dated January 11, 1926, calls for Youngs to receive a salary of $13,750. Signed in black fountain pen (each grading "10") by "Chas. A. Stoneham" (secretarial signature) as president and "James J. Tierney" as secretary. Ex-Mt, with two horizontal folds. Also included is an envelope, postmarked "Feb 21" (no year listed) from the New York Giants addressed to Youngs. 9.5 x 4 inches. Gd-Vg. Consigned directly from the Ross Youngs Family. Total: 4 items (2 contracts, one cover letter, and envelope). LOA from James Spence/JSA. SOLD FOR $600
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