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1919 Player's Contract Signed by Jacob Ruppert and Roger Bresnahan - Full JSA

Lot Number 340

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The less-popular co-tenants of the Polo Grounds, the 1919 New York Yankees began to piece together components of a dynasty that has repeated in stages of dominance to this very day. The offered 1919 uniform "Transfer of a Player" contract secured the services of pitcher Roy Sanders with the Class AA Toledo Iron Men. While the right-hander was to endure a 12-19 record that year and would never again pitch for the Yankees, this document is an absolute baseball treasure for other reasons: it is signed by Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert and Toledo manager Roger Bresnahan. The contract has standard fine-print legal text on both sides and typewritten identifiers regarding player and salary specifics. Executed in black-ink fountain pen on the appropriate lines, Ruupert’s penning projects (“8”) strength, while Bresnahan’s signature shows (“8-9”) quality. Full photo LOA from JSA. The crisp document has normal compacting folds and presents beautifully.

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