Dan Daniel F Reeves Rams Pro Football HOF Signed AUTO 1942 NFL Contract PSA/DNA

Dan Reeves (D 1971) was the owner of the Cleveland/Los Angeles Rams from 1941 until his death in 1971. Reeves was founder of Dan Reeves Co. Inc., an investment firm, from which he began to build his financial fortune, which would include the Rams' franchise. In addition to the controversial move of the Rams from Cleveland to Los Angeles, Reeves is remembered for being the first NFL owner to sign an African-American player in the post - World War II era (halfback Kenny Washington, Woody Strode also signed the same year) and the first to employ a full-time scouting staff.

Offered is this 1942 “Uniform Player's Contract” contains the near-impossible signature of Reeves. Drawn up on an 8-1/2 x 11 sheet, this official document is comprised of (14) stipulations under which one “G.P. Harrison” was to play for the Cleveland Rams for a stipend of $150.00 per game. At the conclusion of the legal details, Reeves signed the contract in black ink steel tip fountain pen. Signed “Daniel F. Reeves,”. Interestingly, a clause in the contract allows for the club to renew the contract any time prior to August 1, 1943, which never happened as Harrison never made the Rams roster, and the Rams had to forego the 1943 season because of a war-ravaged roster.  Harrison played college football at Missippi State.

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Dan Daniel F Reeves Rams Pro Football HOF Signed AUTO 1942 NFL Contract  PSA/DNA