Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    1925 New York Yankees Purchase of Tony Lazzeri Contract. New York Yankees history is made as a young Italian infielder named "Antone Lazzere" is purchased from the "Salt Lake Baseball Club" of the Pacific Coast League. Talent like that didn't come cheap, as the details spell out five separate payments of ten thousand dollars for the future Hall of Famer, as well as the assignment of four players (two to be named later). The "Uniform Agreement for the Assignment of a Player's Contract to or by a Major League Club" is signed at the close by Yankees president and owner Jake Ruppert (secretarially by Ed Barrow, as was common) and the Salt Lake president, as well as a witness in the form of star PCL pitcher Spider Baum, then a front office worker for the Salt Lake club. Signatures are 9+/10. Some fold separation has been professionally repaired but the document still presents very well and its enormous historical importance is not affected in the slightest. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

    View all of [The Seth Swirsky Collection ]

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2012
    3rd-5th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 572

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold on May 4, 2012 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 24 days left to consign to the 2021 December 18 Sports Showcase Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    From the outset and my initial contact with you at Heritage I have been treated courteously. You have taken extra care in assuring me that the experience would be a positive one.
    Samuel Finz,
    Philomont, VA
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search