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1943 Tony Lazzeri Signed Check

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,880

Bank check, dated June 29, 1943, signed by Hall of Fame second baseman Tony Lazzeri. PSA/DNA has encapsulated the check and graded the signature MINT 9. The check, drawn on the Bank of America, is made out to "Cash" in the amount of $10.00 and is flawlessly signed “Anthony M. Lazzeri” in black ink. A stamped endorsement from the "Mark Twain Hotel" appears on the reverse. Tony Lazzeri checks are extremely rare. This is only the third example we have ever offered, and the first encapsulated and graded MINT 9 by PSA. A key member of the 1927 Yankees’ famed “Murderers' Row,” Lazzeri was one of the most feared hitters in baseball during his fourteen-year career (1926-1939). “Poosh Em Up Tony” batted in over 100 runs on seven separate occasions during the eleven-year span 1926-1936, which was no small feat considering the fact that he often followed Ruth and Gehrig in the batting order. He retired with a .292 lifetime average and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1991, forty-five years after his passing. The check (6 x 2.75 inches) displays normal bank cancellations stamps and perforations (not affecting the signature), and is in Near Mint condition. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500+. SOLD FOR $1,880

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