1936 Babe Ruth Signed Check

Sold For: $3,600

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1531

Item Year: 1936

Category: Autographed Baseballs/Flats/Photos

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Babe Ruth personal check, dated January 27, 1936, made out to "Cash" in the amount of $100.00. Signed "G. H. Ruth" in black fountain pen (grading "9") along the base. Encapsulated by Beckett, with the Ruth signature certified as "Authentic." The check, which is drawn on the Chemical Bank & Trust Company of New York, features Ruth's preprinted name along the left border. No endorsement 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. The check (8.5 x 3.25 inches) displays normal bank cancellation stamps and holes, three moderate vertical folds, and staple holes. In Very Good to Excellent condition overall. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000+.

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