Check signed by Herb Pennock, “The Knight of Kennett’s Square." The check, dated September 17, 1942, and drawn on the National Bank and Trust Company of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, is made out to "Rev. E. J. Flanagan" in the amount of $5.00. It has been signed "Herbert J. Pennock" in blue fountain pen (grading "8/9") along the base. Pennock was supervisor of the Boston Red Sox farm system at the time these checks were written. Miller Huggins once called Pennock the greatest left-hander in history and if his World Series record is any indication, Huggins may have been correct. Pennock seemed to be at his best during the postseason, as evidenced by his unblemished record of 5-0 with a 1.95 ERA in World Series games. He finished his career with 241 wins and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1948, the year of his death. The check (6 x 2.75 inches), which displays normal bank cancellation stamps and perforations, has been slightly trimmed along the left border. The check also displays a vertical fold and mild toning on the right border. In Very Good condition overall. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+.
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