Joe Dugan Signed (Endorsed) 1927 New York Yankees Payroll Check - Issued on the Date of Ruth's 60th Home Run!
Starting Bid - $100.00, Sold For - $1,185.00
1927 New York Yankees payroll check, issued to and endorsed by Joe Dugan, on the day Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run. The check, dated September 30, 1927, is issued to "Joseph Dugan" in the amount of "$1,130.64" and has been signed in black fountain pen along the base by team owner "Jacob Ruppert" (grading "10") and countersigned on the left border by general manager "E. G. Barrow" ("10"). Dugan has endorsed the check "Joseph Dugan" on the reverse in black fountain pen ("10"). The typed notation on the reverse reads "In full payment of salary for season 1927." This check was issued to Dugan on the second-to-last day of the 1927 season, which was highlighted by Babe Ruth's record 60th home run off of Washington Senators pitcher Tom Zachary at Yankee Stadium. Dugan, the Yankees starting third baseman in 1927, was one of Ruth's closest friends and in 1948 he served as one of the pallbearers at Ruth's funeral. The check (9 x 3.25 inches), which has normal bank cancellation stamps and holes, displays three light vertical folds and is otherwise in Excellent condition. It should be noted that a few of the cancellation holes touch upon the Dugan signature. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $100. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $1,185.00