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This 1949 fully-executed player contract was signed by Dodgers rookie Cal Abrams and the team's general manager, Branch Rickey. The fountain pen signatures are a perfect 10 out of 10 and the contract grades EX, showing fold lines from having been in an envelope. Abrams played eight seasons in the major leagues, the first three with Brooklyn, compiling a .269 lifetime batting average.
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