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1930 Hack Wilson Signed Check
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $4,060.00
Extremely rare bank check signed by Hall of Fame outfielder Hack Wilson. The check, drawn on the Hamilton State Bank, is dated July 24, 1931 and made out to the Carlos Hotel in the amount of $25.00. Wilson has signed the check "L. R. Wilson" ("10") in blue fountain pen along the bottom. Lewis Robert Wilson, nicknamed "Hack," was one of the top hitters of his era. While many of the top slugging records have been shattered in recent years, Wilson's incredible accomplishment of 190 RBI in 1930 continues to stand the test of time. Hall of Famer signed checks have long been a favorite among collectors due to their inherent authenticity. Hack Wilson checks are particularly rare. This is the first example we can recall offering. The check (6.25 x 2.75 inches) bears a vertical fold as well as normal bank cancellation stamps and holes (some of which touch upon the signature). Framed together with a Perez-Steele postcard of Wilson to total dimensions of 18.75 x 12 inches. LOAs from James Spence/JSA and Steve Grad, Mike Gutierrez & Zach Rullo/PSA DNA. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $4,060.00
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