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    1928 George H. Babe Ruth & Christy Walsh Signed Check. The most desirable signature variation imaginable from the great Bambino joins that of his famous agent on the front of this check related to the trust fund account set up by Walsh to ensure a life of leisure for baseball's greatest star after his retirement. Typed notation on back instructs, "To close out account opened with amount of $33000 for Trust Fund--This is interest earned before withdrawal of above amount." Date of "May 21, 1928" coincides with a split doubleheader at home against Ruth's former squad, the Boston Red Sox. Signatures each rate 10/10, with bank punch coding intersecting Ruth's signature to little detriment. Paper clip rust stain at upper left is likewise innocuous. Included is a bank deposit sheet noting this transaction. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    November, 2010
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
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