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Lot # 231: 1949 Ralph Kiner, "Kisses New $65,000 Contract" Cool Photo by Dave Cicero

Starting Bid: $15.00

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Item was in Auction "MEGA Collectors Auction 2017",
which ran from 3/31/2017 1:00 PM to
4/15/2017 8:00 PM

Ralph Kiner was one of the most dominant players of his era and after the 1949 season his skills translated to a HUGE raise. He made $30,000 in 1949 but after another year of being the biggest slugger in the game, he renegotiated for more than twice his previous salary entering the 1950 season and made $65,000! Kiners response to the huge deal was to pose for photographers kissing his new bigger contract. Issued by the International News and also with a full paper caption on the back it is also special as the photographer is credited (Dave Cicero). 54 Home runs in a season will set a guy up pretty well!

Size: 7x9
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 4.5/5
Overall Grade: 9/10

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