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Item 9064 - Stan Musial 1956 St. Louis Cardinals Signed Player Contract Catalog 542 (Feb 2019)

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Contract, signed “Stanley F. Musial,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.5 x 11, January 22, 1956. National League uniform player's contract in which Stan Musial agrees to render "skilled services as a baseball player during the year 1956" for the St. Louis Cardinals, for a salary of $50,000. A three-article rider is attached, promising to pay an additional $9,000 annually during Musial's retirement in exchange for public appearances, and offering a $63,000 guarantee should the contract be terminated. Signed at the conclusion in ink by Stan Musial, National League President Warren Giles, and St. Louis General Manager Frank C. Lane. In fine condition. Accompanied by a typed letter signed by Warren Giles to Frank C. Lane on National League letterhead, February 9, 1956, in full: "Herewith the approved 1956 contract for Player Stanley F. Musial - signed January 22, 1956. Duplicate approved contract is also included." The 1956 season, Musial's fifteenth as a Cardinal, marked a career milestone when he broke Mel Ott's NL record for extra-base hits on August 12th. The 35-year-old Stan 'The Man' also drove in 109 runs to lead the National League in RBI for the second time in his career. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA.

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