1963 New York Mets Roger Craig Signed Baseball Contract w/ Weiss & Giles

During an 11-year playing career, Craig won 10 or more games in 1956, 1957, and 1962. A master at the split-finger fastball, Craig started his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers, and closed out his career with the Philadelphia Phillies. Craig was the starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game One of the 1959 World Series, a series in which he also started Game Four. Craig was also the starting pitcher for one game apiece in the 1955 and 1956 World Series with the Brooklyn Dodgers, and he also pitched in relief in two World Series games for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1964, winning one game. Craig's overall World Series record was two wins and two losses, and his teams won three of the four series. Craig was perhaps best known after that as a player for being an original 1962 New York Met.

Offered is Craigs original National League Baseball contract (the contract has been detached into 4 pages)  with the New York Mets paying him $28,000 for the season in which he went 5-22.  That led the National League in losses.   The document has has been signed by Roger Craig and by HOF’ers George Weiss and Warren Giles (each Hall of Famer has hand signed the contract once and then they stamped their signatures another time).  This contract was then assigned (via trade) to the St. Louis Cardinals.  He was traded for George Altman and Bill Wakefield.  Craig ended up fairing a bit better in ’64 with the Cards going 7-9.

Historic second year Mets contract.  Early Mets contracts very rarely come up for sale!!!



Item: 10560

Price: $395.00
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1963 New York Mets Roger Craig Signed Baseball Contract w/  Weiss & Giles