Saturday, February 19, 2011
Alan Trammell #5 (the First Baseball card to ever mention a players contract amount?)
Back Facts: In 1980 the Tigers signed him to a seven year $2.8 million contract, the longest in the club's history. As I mentioned before I believe the 1982 Donruss set was the first to discuss the contract status of the players on the back of the card (which kind of makes sense since 1981 was the year of the first big strike in Professional Sports). I believe this card is the first to ever give a contract amount that a player signed for ($2.8 million). Does anyone know of an earlier baseball card that mentions how much money a player signed for. (I think one of the Topps Football cards could have mention Joe Namath's $400,000 contract but I am not sure).