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Lot # 641: 1957 Gil Hodges Signed Brooklyn Dodgers Contract - Last Season in Brooklyn (PSA)

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Item was in Auction "Summer Classic 2022",
which ran from 8/28/2022 7:00 PM to
9/17/2022 10:00 PM

Four-page fold-over contract, dated January 11, 1957, between Gil Hodges and the "Brooklyn National League Baseball Club, Inc., signed by Hodges and Dodgers vice-president Buzzy Bavasi. Hodges has signed the contract "Gilbert Ray Hodges" in blue ink, with the signature grading 9/10. The one-year agreement calls for Hodges to receive $37,000 for the 1957 season, which was the final year the Dodgers played in Brooklyn. Hodges enjoyed another banner year in 1957, batting .299 with 27 home runs and 98 RBI, numbers that helped earn him a seventh-place finish in the MVP voting at season's end. 1957 was also the first year in which Rawlings presented the best fielder at each position with a Gold Glove Award. Hodges was one of the initial recipients of the Award and it marked the first of three consecutive Gold Gloves for Cooperstown's newest Hall of Fame inductee. The contract (8.5x11") remains in Excellent to Mint condition. Full LOA from PSA.

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