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Family of late Cubs executive Salty Saltwell puts memorabilia collection up for auction

The documents from Saltwell’s files range from the beginning of the 20th century through the 1950s and includes items from player contracts and trade documents to payroll checks and rental agreements. 

Cubs-related documents, including player contracts and payroll checks, will go up for auction. The papers are from the files of late Cubs general manager Eldred “Salty” Saltwell.
Cubs-related documents, including player contracts and payroll checks, will go up for auction. The papers are from the files of late Cubs general manager Eldred “Salty” Saltwell.
Robert Edward Auctions

Eldred “Salty” Saltwell collected plenty of memorabilia over his more than 30 years with the Cubs. Now fans and collectors can buy parts of Cubs history.

The family of the former Cubs executive, who died earlier this year at age 96, has put much of his collection up for auction.

The documents from Saltwell’s files range from the beginning of the 20th century through the 1950s and includes items from player contracts and trade documents to payroll checks and rental agreements.

Among the items for sale:

  • 1916 Chicago Cubs Player Contract Signed By Roger Bresnahan
  • 1920 Grover Cleveland Alexander Contract – Pitching Triple Crown Season
  • 1926 Hack Wilson Contract
  • 1926-1927 Joe McCarthy Managerial Contract
  • 1928-1930 Rogers Hornsby Contract Recording Trade To Cubs and MVP Season
  • 1929 Chicago Cubs Team Signed Photo Album
  • 1930 Letter From Rogers Hornsby To MLB Commissioner Landis Promising Not To Engage With Gamblers
  • 1939 Dizzy Dean Contract
  • 1942 Jimmie Foxx Contract Recording Trade To Cubs
  • Hack Wilson’s Lifetime MLB Silver Pass

There’s even something for White Sox fans: a 1918 check made out to Sox owner Charles Comiskey.

Bidder can register at Robert Edward Auctions’ website. The auction ends Sunday, Dec. 6.