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Lot 81



Lot Number: 81

Description: Significant 1968 Thurman Munson Binghamton Triplets first professional baseball player contract. Original two page foldout player agreement issued to 21 year old Thurman Munson as his first professional baseball contract. The contract called for Munson to play on the Binghamton club of the National Association for a salary of $500.00. The interior has several handwritten addendums including provisions for a $45,000 signing bonus. Signed at the bottom of the second interior page by Munson in his early full name signature style, Munson's father, and a Binghamton official. The lot also includes a New York Yankees Inc. paystub which was once attached to Munson's original $22,500 signing bonus. After graduating from Kent State, Thurman Munson rose quickly within the baseball world. During a championship season with the Chatham A's of the Cape Cod league, Munson hit for an incredible .420 batting average and was selected by the Yankees as the fourth pick in the first round of the 1968 draft. Very desirable and important player contract dating to the very inception of Munson's professional baseball career. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Diana Munson: EX-MT

Estimated Price: ($5,000.00-$7,500.00)