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1935 Frankie Crosetti Player's Contract Signed by Crosetti, Ruppert and Harridge

Lot Number 301

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Synonymous with pennants and World Series titles, former New York Yankees staple Frankie Crosetti was an integral part of far and away the most league championship teams (23) and Fall Classic-winning rosters (17) as a player or coach. Offered is a rare document from a vital crossroads in Bronx Bombers history: Crosetti's 1935 Uniform Player's Contract signed by himself and Yankees President Jacob Ruppert. Drawn up on April 2, 1935, the binding agreement secured Crosetti's services for "$10,000." With a new look that spring, the Yankees would be without Babe Ruth for the first time since their rise to prominence some 15 seasons prior. With three pages of printed legal details and typewritten player name a salary specifics, the contract is signed on the appropriate lines by Crosetti and Ruppert, with both black ink pennings projecting ("9-10") quality. The item has normal compacting folds and is signed on its "cover" by former American League President William Harridge ("9"). Full photo LOA from JSA.

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