That would be heck of an autograph huh?! A signed contract from one of baseball's greatest players!
RR Auction has posted signed contracts from Atlanta Braves great Hank Aaron and New York Yankee Legend Mickey Mantle are up for auction.
Hank Aaron's 1974 contract was for $220,000 . His final contract with the Atlanta Braves. According to the item's description:
"Aaron began the year with 713 career home runs, trailing the legendary Babe Ruth by just one for the all-time record. Hammerin' Hank tied Ruth's record in his first swing of the season on April 4th, blasting a pitch from Reds pitcher Jack Billingham into the stands at Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium. He broke the record when the Braves returned to Atlanta on April 8th, sending an Al Downing fastball into the bullpen for his famous 715th home run. Aaron would decide not to retire after the end of the season, and Atlanta traded him to the Milwaukee Brewers for Roger Alexander and Dave May."
Mickey Mantle's 1953 deal with the New York Yankees was for a salary of $17,500 salary.
According to the item's description:
Nicknamed 'The Commerce Comet,' Mickey Mantle broke into the big leagues with the New York Yankees as a 19-year-old in 1951, and quickly established himself as a star in the outfield. He moved to center field in 1952 to replace the retired Joe DiMaggio, and managed to capably fill his shoes—Mantle made his first All-Star team and hit .311 with 23 homers during the '52 campaign, leading the Bronx Bombers to their fourth consecutive World Series championship. He would do the same in 1953 after signing this contract in the offseason, helping to firmly establish the Yankees legacy with their fifth consecutive World Series victory, a record which still exists today. As one of Mantle's early Yankees contracts from a World Series season, this is an absolutely spectacular, museum-quality piece.