Lot # 1622: 1937 Babe Ruth Signed Check Made Out to "Spalding & Bros." - Beckett 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

Babe Ruth personal check, dated November 22, 1937, signed by "G. H. Ruth" in blue fountain pen along the base. Beckett Authentication Services has encapsulated the check and graded the signature MINT 9. The check, which is drawn on the Chemical Bank & Trust Company of New York and features Ruth's preprinted name along the left border, is made out to "A. G. Spalding & Bros." in the amount of $8.57. 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. The fact that this example is made out to the famed Spalding & Bros. sporting-goods company makes it especially appealing. The check (8.5 x 3.25 inches) displays normal bank cancellation stamps and holes, as well as two vertical folds, light creases and several staple holes in the main body. In Very Good condition overall. Full LOA from Steve Grad and Brian Sobrero/Beckett Authentication Services. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open).

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