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1919-1920 Jack Quinn New York Yankees Contract Signed by Jacob Ruppert and Ban Johnson - Full JSA

Lot Number 556

Quantity: Bid Starts: 04/26/2019 12:00:00 
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The first-ever Slovakia-born player in the Major Leagues, former spitballer Jack Quinn liked to keep his age a mystery, and did so while playing for eight different Major League teams over four decades. During his second tour of duty in the Bronx, Quinn inked this American League Player’s Contract – which is also endorsed by former American League President Ban Johnson and Yankees owner and brewery magnate Jacob Ruppert. In terms of pinstriper artifacts, this binding document is nothing short of spectacular. The lengthy item, when fully extended, measures 27-3/4”-long and is printed on both sides. Composed in printed legal text with typewritten specifics, the contract is for $5,000 for the 1919 and 1920 seasons, with the latter, of course, marking the arrival of Babe Ruth and the start of the biggest dynasty in the history of American sports. At the conclusion, the document is signed in black-ink steel tip fountain pen by Ruppert (d.1939, “9-10” strength) and Quinn (d.1946, “10” strength). Normal compacting folds result in an 8-1/2” vertical presentation, where Johnson (d.1931) has endorsed the contract in black-ink steel tip fountain pen (“10” strength). The crisp condition and combination of signatures elevate this heirloom to pristine and priceless status. Accompanying is a full photo LOA from JSA. This item has a reserve (estimated value: $2,000 - $3,000).

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