Lot #1069
Joe Collins

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Estimate: $750+

Description

Contract, signed “Joseph Kollonige (Collins),” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.5 x 11, January 27, 1949. American League uniform player's contract in which Joe Collins agrees to render "skilled services as a baseball player during the year 1949" for the New York Yankees, for a salary of $5000. Signed and dated at the conclusion in crisp fountain pen by Collins, who adds his address and social security number below. Countersigned by Yankees general manager George Weiss and by American League President William Harridge. In fine condition. Collins made his Major League debut in 1948, playing in just five games, and would play just seven more in the 1949 season; his first full season came the following year, when he played 99 games at first base for the Bronx Bombers. This is a particularly interesting example autographically, as it is signed with his given name.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Sports
  • Dates: #567 - Ended November 21, 2019





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