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1935 Babe Ruth Christmas Signed Check to Daughter Julia
Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $3,450.00
Babe Ruth personal check, representing a Christmas gift in the amount of $50 and dated December 25, 1935, is made out to Ruth's daughter "Julia Ruth." The entire check is filled out in Ruth's hand. The check is beautifully signed "G.H. Ruth" ("9/10") in bold, blue ink. The signature is completely untouched by the normal bank cancellation marks and stamps. Julia has endorsed the reverse of the check. Julia Ruth (later Stevens) was the daughter of Ruth and his second wife, Claire Hodgson. Julia later preserved her loving memories of her father in a book entitled Major League Dad (Benchmark Press, 2001). This is a particularly interesting check, both because of its very personal nature, being made out to his daughter on Christmas, and because in writing the check out to his daughter, Ruth has also provided half of a second signature in the process. The check has a very fine 1.5-inch tear in the upper left that bisects the check number, however there is no paper loss, and the tear does not in any way affect the signature or any writing, or significantly detract from the appearance of its otherwise superb Excellent condition. LOAs from Mike Gutierrez/GAI and James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$4,000. SOLD FOR $3,450.00
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