1940 Enos Slaughter Signed AUTO Cardinals Baseball Player Contract w/ Branch Rickey PSA/DNA

Enos Slaughter (d. 2002), nicknamed "Country", played from 1938–1942 and 1946-1959 for four different teams, but is noted primarily for his time with the St. Louis Cardinals. He is best known for scoring the winning run in Game Seven of the 1946 World Series (The Mad Dash). He was a 10× All-Star selection (1941, 1942, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953), 4× World Series champion (1942, 1946, 1956, 1958), and his #9 was retired by the St. Louis Cardinals.  He was known for his hustle, especially for running hard to first base on walks, a habit later imitated by Pete Rose and David Eckstein. He is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

 

Branch Rickey (D. 1965) was an innovative Major League Baseball (MLB) executive elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1967. He was perhaps best known for breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier by signing African American player Jackie Robinson, for drafting the first Afro-Hispanic superstar, Roberto Clemente, for creating the framework for the modern minor league farm system, for encouraging the Major Leagues to add new teams through his involvement in the proposed Continental League, and for introducing the batting helmet.

Offered is Slaughter’s National League contract with the St. Louis Cardinals from 1940 (his 3rd year in the big leagues) and paid him $6500. He responded with a .306 batting average and ninety-six runs scored. Slaughter and fellow Hall of Famer Branch Rickey each signed on an inside page in black ink.

Full LOA from PSA/DNA and a COA from the Enos Slaughter Collection (this was his personal contract)



Item: 10781

Price: $1,749.00
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1940 Enos Slaughter Signed AUTO Cardinals Baseball Player Contract w/ Branch Rickey PSA/DNA