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1930 Babe Ruth Signed Payroll Check

1930 Babe Ruth Signed Payroll Check

Beautiful, NRMT signature from the Babe on the verso. Signature in black fountain pen is in rare form "George H. Ruth." Ruth only signed official documents in this manner. Signed by Jacob Ruppert, president and owner of the Yankees, the man who designed the Yankees pinstriped uniform to make Babe Ruth appear slimmer. Countersigned by general manager and HOFer, Ed Barrow, the man responsible for the historic decision to move Ruth from pitcher to the outfield. It is special to see these three signatures on one document. Check is stamped with "Yankees $7,288 and 01 cents"; NRMT. At the time, Babe Ruth was paid this amount every two weeks. A remarkably high salary for the times, though fitting, isn't it?

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