Ethan Allen Signed AUTO 1936 Chicago Cubs Baseball Contract w/ John Seys (D1938)

Ethan Allen (D. 1993) was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball from 1926 to 1938. He played for the Cincinnati Reds (1926–30), New York Giants (1930–32), St. Louis Cardinals (1932–33), Philadelphia Phillies (1934–36), Chicago Cubs (1936), and St. Louis Browns (1936–38). In 1,123 games he compiled 1,325 hits and 47 home runs with 501 RBI, with a batting average of .300, on-base percentage of .336 and slugging average of .410. In 1935, he finished 17th in MVP voting with a batting average of .307 and a league-leading 156 games played. He hit .300 or better six times in his career. Defensively, Allen posted a .981 fielding percentage at all three outfield positions in his career. Allen later became the baseball coach at Yale University, serving from 1946 to 1968. Allen reached the College World Series finals in 1947 and 1948. His players included future President George H. W. Bush.

Allen remained well-known long after his retirement as a player as the inventor of the Cadaco-Ellis board game All Star Baseball, which entered production in the early 1940s and remains available into the 21st century, with few changes having been made.

John O. Seys (D. 1938) the Cubs Vice-President who had joined the Cubs in 1917/18 as their traveling secretary after being a sportswriter for the Chicago Daily News for 16 years prior to his jump to the Cubs.

Offered is an official Uniform Player’s Contract for the National League Cubs outfielder, Ethan Allen.  He was paid $5,000 for the 1936 season.  The contract has been hand signed by both Ethan Allen & John Seys.  NL president Ford Frick’s signature has been signed by proxy (i.e. secretarial).

Historic piece of Cubs history!!!

Item: 12383

Price: $199.00
Ethan Allen Signed AUTO 1936 Chicago Cubs Baseball Contract w/ John Seys (D1938)