Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    1942 Mel Ott Signed Check. Securing checks is a great way for autograph collectors to cross a name off of their want list. While some checks are readily available, others are nearly impossible to find. We searched the auction archives and this is only the second Mel Ott signed check we could find. It is almost a given that a hoard of Ott checks will never surface for the collecting world to fight over. This signed check, from "Manufacturers Trust Company," was issued as payment to Ott for the sum of $425 on September 10, 1942. Ott endorsed the reverse in black fountain pen. Someone pasted a photo of the Hall of Famer to the opposite end. Bank cancelation holes escape the elusive autograph.

    Guide Value or Estimate: $1,000 - up.

    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    24th Friday
    Auction Dates
    15th-16th Saturday-Sunday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    113 Days
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: N/A
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 12
    Auction Type
    Signature®:  Heritage Live®:After Internet bidding closes, live bidding will take place through Your secret maximum bid placed prior to the live event will compete against the live bids. To maximize your chances of winning, enter realistic secret maximum bids on our site. Many of our proxy bidders are successful at winning lots in these auctions, and usually below their secret maximum. You can also place last minute bids directly with us by e-mailing or calling 1-866-835-3243. (Important note: Due to software and Internet latency, live bids may not register in time, so enter realistic proxy bids.)

    Signature® Floor Sessions
    Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. During the live auction event, bidding in person is encouraged, and Heritage Live includes streaming audio and often video during the event.

    Track Item