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    1930 Babe Ruth Signed New York Yankees Check. We all know the famous line from the Babe, who responded to a reporter's comment that his $80,000 a year contract with the Yankees outpaced the salary of President Hoover by saying "I had a better year than he did." This check, made payable to "George H. Ruth," dates from just four days after Ruth inked that historic deal, and seems to relate to a special addendum to the contract, as a typewritten notation on the verso reads, "Hotel Bill allowed Ruth as per voucher." The check is issued from the account of the "American League Baseball Club of New York," and is endorsed on the back with the rare and desirable signature variation "George H. Ruth." Bank stamping, and that of the "Jungle Hotel" in the Yanks' spring training home of St. Petersburg, Florida, intersect with the autograph, but these factors cannot degrade the 9+/10 quality of the Babe's autograph. While any signed Ruth check carries tremendous appeal, a Yankees check endorsed by Ruth (and particularly given the unique signature style and historic time frame of this one) is a definite cut above the rest. Encapsulated by PSA/DNA for protection and unquestioned authenticity.

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    October, 2006
    28th Saturday
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