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Item 9113 - Thurman Munson 1969 New York Yankees Signed Player Contract (Rookie Season) Catalog 542 (Feb 2019)

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Contract, signed “Thurman L. Munson,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.5 x 11, April 12, 1969. American League uniform player's contract in which Thurman Munson agrees to render "skilled services as a baseball player during the year 1969" for the New York Yankees, for a salary of $10,000. Signed at the conclusion in ink by Thurman Munson, American League President Joe Cronin, and New York General Manager Lee MacPhail. In fine condition. Accompanied by a New York Yankees mailing envelope addressed to "Pvt. Thurman L. Munson" at Fort Dix, New Jersey, postmarked May 15, 1969.

The Yankees had drafted Munson with the fourth overall pick in 1968, and he spent all of that year and most of the next in the minor leagues. He was called up to the Yankees in August 1969, making his debut in the second game of a doubleheader against the Oakland Athletics on August 8th. His limited time in the Major Leagues in the '69 season allowed him to qualify as a rookie for the 1970 campaign, in which he won the American League Rookie of the Year award on the strength of a .302 batting average and solid defense behind the plate. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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