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1949 Carl Erskine Signed Brooklyn Dodgers Contract

1949 Carl Erskine Signed Brooklyn Dodgers Contract

Compared to the Scott Boras-brokered contracts of today, this official National League pact Carl Erskine signed to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers pales in comparison dollar-wise. The ace right-hander would be paid $6,000 for the 1949 season, and this contract is signed inside by "Carl D. Erskine" and general manager Branch Rickey, who had controversially and bravely inked Jackie Robinson two years earlier, breaking baseball's color barrier. The signatures here are 9/10 while the contract has typical mailing folds but is otherwise in EX condition. The deal would be a beneficial one for both sides as Erskine authored a 122-78 career record, all with the Dodgers, tossing two no-hitters and helping guide the franchise to its first World Series crown in 1955.

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