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    1940 Joe DiMaggio Signed Uniform Player's Contract. A batting crown (.381 average) and an American League MVP Award in 1939 provided the superstar center fielder with no shortage of leverage for negotiating a salary for 1940, and here we find Joltin' Joe agreeing to the sum of $32,500. Sure to thrill even the most casual of baseball fans, this Uniform Player's Contract assures the Hall of Fame legend's services to the New York Yankees for the 1940 season, one in which he would again top the American League with a .352 batting average while driving in over 130 runs. DiMaggio initials the first page to assert his acceptance of the salary figure, then signs a complete "Joseph DiMaggio" autograph on the second page, adding his "2150 Beach St." address. The contract exhibits original storage folds, and twin punch holes for filing, but otherwise exhibits no condition issues of note. One of the most important documents from this American icon to reach the auction block, for the serious collector and baseball historian. LOA from PSA/DNA. LOA from James Spence Authentication. Guide Value or Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000.

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    October, 2008
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