July 22, 2020 Summer Games (#54)
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Dizzy Dean was the premier, unstoppable pitcher of his time, and despite having pitched in only six full Major League seasons, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1953. A key member of the World Champion "Gas House Gang" Cardinals, from 1933-1936 he managed to win 102 games while maintaining a .258 batting average. Along with his brother Paul "Daffy" Dean, the pair consistently teamed up for over 45 victories a season. In 1934 Dizzy won 30 games and beat the Tigers twice in the World Series, including a decisive seventh game shutout. Dean was the MVP in 1934, and an All-Star from 1934-1937. After retirement, Dean went into broadcasting on baseball's "Game Of The Week," continuing as a sportscaster for the next 20 years. Dean passed away in 1974. We offer his 1930 Rookie contract with the Cardinals paying him $400 a month, pitching only one full 9-inning game. The contract is signed by him, "Jerome Herman Dean", National League President John Heydler & Cardinals President, Branch Rickey. The contract is also signed by Dean's father, as Dean was under 21 at the time. The contract shows some browning but is fully intact and in our opinion is in very good condition and the signatures rate a combined 8-9. Also included are two Uniform Repurchase Agreements in 1932 from the Houston minor league affiliate to place Dean back up to the Cardinals roster. One signed by Sam Breadon, the other by Branch Rickey and in our opinion the signatures rate a 9. Accompanied by a Full LOA From JSA and an ALOA from PSA/DNA.
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