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    1941 Babe Ruth Signed Check to His Wife Claire, PSA Mint 9. Fourteen years to the day after the Babe clubbed two home runs in a 1927 pennant-clinching showdown with the Indians, he filled out and signed this gorgeous personal check in the boldest of black fountain pen ink. Several factors set this example apart from (and above) the vast majority of Ruth checks. First, the ink quality is simply unimprovable. Second, the check itself is the most desirable style, with Ruth's name printed in bold font at the left edge. Third, the punch coding and bank stamping do not infringe upon the Babe's autograph, and there are no creases, tears or stains to the check. And finally, by listing "Claire Ruth" as the payee, it amounts to a second Ruth autograph of sorts. The check came to us gorgeously matted and framed (final dimensions 13x17"), but we must assume that the check is endorsed by Claire on the verso. For the collector who demands nothing but the best. LOA from PSA/DNA. LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    October, 2006
    28th Saturday
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