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    1964 Al Kaline Signed Detroit Tigers Player's Contract. After a spectacular 1963 season that saw Mr. Tiger launch twenty-seven long balls and drive in 101 runs to finish second in American League MVP balloting, the Tigers accounting team determined that Kaline was due a raise. This standard "Uniform Player's Contract" throws an extra grand his way, elevating his salary to $56,000. This would prove to be Kaline's monetary high water mark until the glorious World Championship season of 1968.

    The four-page document bears Kaline's typed name, address and salary on the first page and is signed on the third with the rare and desirable "Albert W. Kaline" format by the athlete and James A. Campbell for the long-serving general manager of the Tigers. Campbell is best remembered today for having signed Denny McLain, Kirk Gibson and Sparky Anderson. The contract exhibits original storage folds but no other issues of note. Letter of provenance from Mark Kaline.

    Guide Value or Estimate: $10,000 - up.

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