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    1947 Alex Pompez Signed Negro League Contract. One of the most significant executives in the tumultuous history of Negro League Baseball, Pompez served as owner of the Cuban Stars (East) and the New York Cubans franchises between 1916 and 1950. Despite his tremendous relevance to the sport, Pompez was not a name widely known in modern baseball circles until his posthumous 2006 Hall of Fame induction made his autograph an essential commodity for Cooperstown collectors. Here we find the ultimate relic for those hobbyists, an official Negro National League contract for player Lorenzo Cabrera executed and signed by Pompez in his role as president of the New York Cubans. Pompez' black fountain pen autograph rates a stunning 10/10, and the date and team name are likewise in the Hall of Famer's hand, exponentially augmenting the appeal. The contract exhibits original storage folds and light handling wear, but the writing is not affected in the slightest. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    November, 2011
    10th-11th Thursday-Friday
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