Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    1931 Robert "Lefty" Grove Signed Uniform Player's Contract, Triple Crown Season. Extraordinary relic is so thickly infused with world-class relevance that it's tough to know where to begin. The future Hall of Fame southpaw repeated his Pitching Triple Crown performance of the previous season with American League-topping tallies in victories (a career-best 31), earned run average (a career-low 2.06) and strike outs (175), while his Philadelphia Athletics claimed its third-straight American League pennant by a remarkable thirteen and a half games over Ruth and Gehrig's mighty Yanks. This standard contract dictates a $20,000 salary for the greatest arm of Depression-era ball, with splendid signatures from "John D. Shibe" and "Robert M. Grove" on page two signifying ownership and player agreement to terms. American League president Ernest Barnard signs the cover as well. The slightest bit of paper loss on back affects no writing and is mentioned only in the interest of full disclosure, otherwise no issues. 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: 9
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 790

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

    Sold on May 5, 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 7 days left to consign to the 2021 June 17 Sports Monthly 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