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1948-1980 Hall of Fame Signed Contract Collection (9) Including Ted Williams
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $540
Collection of nine contracts, each signed by a different Hall of Fame player. Unless otherwise noted, all are typed agreements and include the signature (or signatures) of the other parties. 1) Ted Williams. Three-page notarized contract, dated June 1, 1966, signed twice in green ink (grading "10") by "Theodore S. Williams. The contract is a mortgage deed, with Ted Williams as the mortgagor and E. Boyd Williams and his wife, Emily S. Williams, as the mortgagees. 8.5 x 14 inches. Vg, with folds, creases and edge tears. 2) Max Carey. One-page "Official Release Notice" for the All-American Girls Baseball League. The release is a standard form that has not been filled in with the exception of Carey's black fountain-pen signature ("9/10"). 8.25 x 10.5 inches. Vg, with minor edge tears and light foxing. 3) William B. McKechnie. One-page contract, dated "1948," signed in blue ink ("10") by William McKechnie. McKechnie allows for his facsimile signature to be featured on souvenir balls that will be offered for retail sale. McKechnie is to receive one cent for each ball sold. 8.5 x 9.25 inches. Vg-Ex. 4) Jim Bunning. Two-page licensing agreement (on both sides of a single sheet), dated March 6, 1963, signed in blue ink ("10") by Jim Bunning. The agreement allows for Bunning's image to be used on a "Picture Pal" photo. 8.5 x 11 inches. Ex-Mt, with normal folds. 5) Don Drysdale. One-page dissolution agreement, dated August 29, 1975, signed in blue ink ("10") by Don Drysdale. The agreement calls for the dissolution of "Drydsdale's Dugout," a corporate partnership based in California. 8.5 x 13 inches. Vg, with folds, two notebook holes at the top, and light creasing. 6) Red Schoendienst. One-page contract, dated March 29, 1952, signed in black ink ("8") by "Al Schoendienst." The agreement allows for Schoendienst to receive one dollar in exchange for allowing his name and image to be used in endorsement of bakery products produced by Bakers Research Bureau. 8.5 x 11 inches. Ex, with two notebook holes along the top border and normal folds. 7) Mike Schmidt. One-page agreement (not dated, but appears to be from 1980 based upon content) signed in black ink ("7") by Mike Schmidt. The agreement calls for Schmidt to receive $1,500 in exchange for allowing Xerox Education Publications to use Schmidt's name and likeness on educational materials marketed to schools. 8.5 x 11 inches. Ex-Mt with normal folds. 8) Cal Hubbard. One-page agreement, dated "1954," signed in blue ink ("9") by Cal Hubbard. In exchange for one Longines watch, Hubbard agrees to use Longines watches exclusively for the official timing of major league games for the seasons of 1954 and 1955. 8.5 x 11 inches. Ex, with two notebook holes along the top border. 9) Gary Carter. One-page contract, dated May 9, 1973, signed four times in blue ink ("10") by Gary Carter. Carter allows for his facsimile signature to be featured on souvenir balls that will be offered for retail sale by the Autographed Ball Co. Carter is to receive one cent for each ball sold. The four signatures are required so that the company may have four different-size signatures to reproduce for its balls. 8.5 x 11.5 inches. Vg, with tears, folds, and creases. Total: 9 contracts. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $540
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