November 30th, 2011 Holiday Catalog Auction (#32)
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This lot is closed. Bidding ended on 12/1/2011.
Home run champion. Media star. Fan favorite. Hero. Legend. These are just a few of the words that have been used to describe the inimitable Babe Ruth, the most celebrated baseball player in history. In fact, the word "Ruthian" has entered the popular vernacular to define "of mammoth proportions." Although Ruth's personality was larger than life, he still had to administer his life, in one way or another, much like the rest of us - paying bills, going shopping, going to the bank...and writing checks. This “Chase National Bank” check has been made out to cash, dated June 24, 1946 and signed twice in period black fountain pen "GH Ruth" by Babe Ruth, once on the front and endorsed on the back, each rating a strong 9. Neither the bank stamps nor the punches affect the signatures in any way. You will be hard pressed to find a better example. The check is also endorsed on back by HG Alexander. On the left of the check is “BABE RUTH”. The check is in EX-NM overall condition and is accompanied by a LOA from JSA.
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Minimum Bid: $2,500
Price Realized: $4,834
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Thursday, December 1, 2011.
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