Lot # 1618: 1936 Babe Ruth Signed Personal Check - Payable to the I.R.S. - PSA/DNA MINT 9

Starting Bid: $1,000.00

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Item was in Auction "REA Summer 2020",
which ran from 7/24/2020 12:00 PM to
8/16/2020 6:00 PM

Personal check, dated June 11, 1936, signed by Babe Ruth. PSA/DNA has encapsulated the check and graded the signature MINT 9. The check, drawn on the Chemical Bank & Trust Company of New York, is made out to the "U. S. Collector of Internal Revenue" in the amount of $892.41. Signed "G. H. Ruth" in blue fountain pen along the base. Ruth's preprinted name appears vertically on the left border. 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 almost always well executed. The offered check is no exception and represents a top-grade example. The check (8.25 x 3 inches), which has normal bank cancellation stamps and holes, displays a vertical fold that touches upon the "G" in Ruth's signature; otherwise it is in Excellent to Mint condition. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open).

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