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1940 Babe Ruth Signed Check

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $3,162.50

Babe Ruth signed check dated March 20, 1940. While Babe Ruth's exploits in the world of baseball are well documented, it is less widely known that "The Bambino" was quite a sportsman off the diamond as well. While Babe enjoyed hunting, fishing, and bowling, his true non-baseball passion was golf. Offered here is a testament to Ruth's love of the Links, in a beautifully signed check drawn on the Chemical Bank and Trust Co., payable to the St. Albans Golf Club in the amount of $125.00 and signed "G.H. Ruth" ("8") in bold, black ink. The strong ink signature is completely unaffected by the normal bank cancellation marks and stamps. A pristine example of the legendary slugger's signature, relating to his love of golf, and dating to the early years of his post-baseball life. Near Mint condition. Accompanied by an impressive non-vintage photograph (11 x 14 inches) of Ruth golfing, circa 1940, which is ideal for display with the check. LOAs from Mike Gutierrez/GAI and James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$4,000. SOLD FOR $3,162.50

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