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    1942 Babe Ruth Signed Check Issued to His Wife. Not all Ruth checks are created equal, and the presented example ranks above the common masses in desirability for several reasons. Most notably, the Babe designates "Claire Ruth" as the payee, supplying a second partial signature in addition to his standard "GH Ruth" autograph at bottom left. All writing is in the Babe's 8/10 blue fountain pen ink. It's also the most coveted of check formats, with "Babe Ruth" printed by the bank at left. Claire's endorsing signature appears on verso along with those (presumably) of a pair of bankers. The check itself presents without any noteworthy condition issues beyond the bank stamping and punch coding, all of which remains clear or the Babe's signature at lower right. Encapsulated "Authentic" by PSA/DNA.

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    May, 2014
    15th-17th Thursday-Saturday
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