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it doesn't get much better than this, a very important document from a most important year: Pete Rose's 1975 player contract. The 1975 World Series featured the Boston Red Sox (AL) and Cincinnati Reds (NL). It has been ranked as the second-greatest World Series ever played, with the Reds prevailing. Rose made some ground breaking plays and impressed fans of all stripes. In 1975, Rose earned multiple awards as professional athlete of the year. This four-page contract comes with matching letter and original envelope addressed to Mr. Pete Rose, both on Cincinnati Reds, Inc letterhead. The asks him to take a reduction from 1974 and says "A most careful and thorough review of your season that of the club does justify a cut." The contract is signed by Richard Wagner, Vice President Administrative, is for $130,000, and is Pete's copy (thus, it is not signed by him but of course it belonged to him). Condition is EX-MT except for mild fading of only the red color in the Reds' letterhead logo, and both contract and letter were previously folded. Standard size, for contract, letter and envelope.
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