Get an inside look at some baseball side business, with this pair of Hall of Famer signed contracts. These vintage documents both have ties to Philadelphia baseball legends, with Connie Mack (d.1956) of the Athletics and Eppa Rixey (d.1963) of the Phillies providing consent for the production of souvenir products.
Mack's signature is located on the bottom line of a contract dated 5/12/48, for the use of facsimile representations of Mack's autograph on an endorsement souvenir in the form of a team ball with replica autographs. This agreement is between Mack as the "Party of the Second Part" and Major Leaguers Bill Jurges (d.1997) and Dick Culler (d.1964) as the "Party of the First Part". Jurges and Culler have also signed on the lines above Mack and the (3) signatures show average ("8-9") potency. This original 8-1/2 x 7-3/4" document is laminated in clear plastic, with all text fully legible. Comes with full photo LOAs from both PSA/DNA and JSA.
Rixey has signed ("7-8") a hand dated 3/8/28 agreement on a 6 x 3-1/4" sheet printed with the header "Atlantic Lithography and Printing Co.", granting permission to reproduce his portrait photo. This crisp and concise sheet shows (VG-EX) quality and the accompanying full photo LOA from PSA/DNA cites the "Cincinnati Reds" and "March 8, 1928" notations at bottom "were written in unknown hand".