Babe Ruth personal check, dated July 1, 1942, and drawn on the Chemical Bank & Trust Company of New York, made out to "Cash" in the amount of $50. Beautifully signed "G. H. Ruth" in black fountain pen along the base. Encapsulated by PSA/DNA, with the signature graded "NM-MT 8." A stamped endorsement appears on the reverse. Babe Ruth personal checks have long been a favorite of autograph collectors due to their inherent authenticity and the fact that Ruth’s signature is always well executed. Many years ago several hundred Ruth checks originating from the family appeared on the market all at once. These have long since been absorbed, and now Ruth checks are increasingly difficult to find. The check (8.25 x 3 inches) displays normal bank cancellation stamps and holes as well as a very light vertical fold (none touch upon the Ruth signature). In Excellent condition overall. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000.
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