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Lot # 509 (of 1525)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Fergie Jenkins Player Contracts (5) Plus 250-Win Lineup Card

Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $1,972.00

Ferguson Jenkins registered seven twenty-game seasons, 284 career victories, and 3,192 strikeouts over nineteen Major League seasons. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1991. Presented is a collection of five Ferguson Jenkins Major League contracts, including several dating from very early in his career. All are fully executed with his ballpoint signature (all "10s") and that of the authorizing employer. Several are also signed by the league president. 1) One-year contract for 1968 with the Cubs. Signed in August 1967, it provides for $19,000. 2) Two-year contract for 1969 and 1970 with the Cubs. Signed in February 1969, it stipulates a $2,500 signing bonus, and $45,000 for each season. Jenkins blossomed into a superstar in 1967, registering twenty victories against thirteen defeats, with a 2.80 era, 236 strikeouts, and twenty complete games. 3) One-year contract to revise the agreement for 1970 with the Cubs. This one increases his salary to $55,000 for the '70 season. 4) Three-year contract for the seasons 1976-1978 with the Red Sox. Signed in February 1976, it begins at $180,000 and then increases by $2,500 increments for the two following seasons. 5) One-year contract for 1982 with the Cubs. Signed in December 1981, the base pay in this agreement was $225,000. However, this contract is appended by numerous contingent covenants and riders. In all likelihood, Jenkins collected at least another $40,000 on the strength of his performance that season. 6) Also included is the dugout lineup card from Ferguson Jenkins' 250th career victory, which he pitched while with the Texas Rangers on May 23, 1980 (defeating Oakland 3-1). Jenkins has signed and inscribed the dugout card as follows: "This is the scorecard from my 250th win. Fergie Jenkins" ("10") in blue ink. The dugout lineup card is in Very Good condition. The five contracts are in Excellent condition. This very unique group of materials was presented personally by Ferguson Jenkins as a gift to our consignor many years ago. Total 6 items. LOAs from Mike Gutierrez/GAI and James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $1,972.00


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