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Lot # 1369 (1369 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

Signed Hall of Fame Check Collection Including 1953 Monte Irvin N.Y. Giants Payroll Check and 1955 Walt Alston Topps Check (6)

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $480

Collection of six checks, each either signed or endorsed by a different player, five of whom are Hall of Famers. All of the checks display bank cancellation stamps and/or cancellation holes. 1) Fred Hoffman 1922 New York Yankees payroll check. Dated May 1, 1922, and made out to Hoffman in the amount of $279.46. Signed in black fountain pen (grading "9/10") on the front by Hall of Famer Jacob Ruppert (as president) and Tillinghast L’Hommedieu Huston (as secretary and treasurer). Endorsed by Hoffman in black fountain pen ("8") on the reverse. 9 x 3.25 inches. Ex, with a vertical fold. 2) Monte Irvin 1953 New York Giants payroll check. Dated May 29, 1953, and made out to Irvin in the amount of $1,726.03. Signed in blue ink ("10") by "Horace C. Stoneham" on the front, and endorsed in black ink ("9") by "Monford Irvin" on the reverse. 8.5 x 3.5 inches. Vg, with a vertical fold and tear along the top border. 3) 1955 Walter Alston Topps Chewing Gum check. Dated March 3, 1955, and made out to Alston in the amount of $25. Signed by a Topps executive on the front and in blue ink ("9/10") by Alston on the reverse. 9.25 x 3.75 inches. Vg, with three vertical folds and a tiny tear along the top border. 4) Carl Furillo 1958 Los Angeles Dodgers check. Dated November 13, 1958, and made out to Furillo in the amount of $150. Signed in blue ink ("9/10") by Fresco Thompson on the front and endorsed in blue ink ("8") by Furillo on the reverse. 8.25 x 3.5 inches. Ex, with a vertical fold. 5) Major League Baseball Players Association check. Dated March 1, 1976, and made out to Jerry Martin in the amount of $250. Signed in blue ink ("7") on the front by Marvin Miller and endorsed in blue ink ("8") by Martin on the reverse. 8.25 x 3 inches. Vg-Ex, with three vertical folds and staple holes. 6) Dave Winfield 1977 San Diego Padres check. Dated February 18, 1977, and made out to Winfield in the amount of $25. Signed on the front by a San Diego Padres team executive. Endorsed in black ink ("7") by Winfield on the reverse. 8.5 x 3.75 inches. Vg, with a horizontal fold and a few small tears along the top border. Total: 6 checks. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $480


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