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    1962 Stan Musial Signed St. Louis Cardinals Contract with Retirement Clause. Stan the Man prepares to ride off into the sunset. Though the number four man on baseball's all time hits list would return one last time for the 1963 season, this very special Cardinals $55,000 contract executed on January 8, 1962 also makes plans for Musial's continued service to the club in an honorary capacity after his retirement. Stapled to the third page of the four-page Standard Uniform Player's Contract, which the future Hall of Famer signs "Stanley F. Musial" in 10/10 black ink (fellow Hall of Famer Warren Giles signs in 8/10 ink below), are two pieces of paper. The first relates to deferred interest gained on salary deductions from 1954 through 1962. The second reads, in part, "It is understood that effective with calendar year following the calendar year in which the Player retires as and active player, the Club agrees to pay the Player $17,333.33 annually for such public appearances as the Club may request..." Of all the Uniform Player's Contracts we've handled, this is the most interesting, and the most illustrative of the subject's importance to the franchise. As such, it's one of the top Musial pieces we've seen come to auction, and we're proud and pleased it came to ours. Contract exhibits original storage folds but no other issues of note. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication. Pre-Certified by PSA/DNA.

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    October, 2012
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