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Lot # 1243 (1243 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1936 Babe Ruth Signed Personal Check - PSA/DNA NM 7

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $4,200

Babe Ruth personal check, dated June 11, 1936, and drawn on the Chemical Bank & Trust Company of New York, made out to "N. Y. State Tax Commissioner" in the amount of $510.80. Beautifully signed "G. H. Ruth" in blue fountain pen along the base. Encapsulated by PSA/DNA, with the signature graded "NM 7." 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 (8.5 x 3.25 inches) displays normal bank cancellation stamps and holes (one stamp just touches upon the "h" in "Ruth") and is in Excellent to Mint condition overall. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $4,200

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