1934 Babe Ruth Federal Income Tax Return - Final Year w/Yankees
<p>Great detail. Written in the hand of Ruth's right-hand man, Joe Bihler. Measures 9.5x16". Shows the Babe made almost $100K in 1934, his final season with the Yankees and his next to last as a player. Ruth was showing his 39-year-old age in 1934, as he hit "only" .288 and had merely 22 home runs. Generous Ruth donated to the Red Cross, the Salvation Army and to churches. Ruth also bought bonds for WWI (1917), and Liberty Bonds $50k. Unsigned. Folded in half. Excellent condition.</p><p> </p><p><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">T</span><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">his collection is originally from Babe Ruth’s right hand man: Mr. Joe Bihler. Bihler handled personally the Babe Ruth account for christy Walsh, Babe Ruth’s legendary agent. Bihler & Walsh took loving care of the Babe from the peak of his playing career, till his final years. </span><br style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Along with their #1 client Babe Ruth, Walsh & Bihler represented most of the major sports legends over their careers including lou Gehrig, ty cobb, Knute Rockne, John McGraw and many more in a myriad of different sports. These important documents are fascinating look into the life and times of George Herman “Babe” Ruth. they include several of his income tax returns, income notes from his banner 1927 year showing great detail of his earnings, a telegram from a racist police chief, and a great letter Ruth sent to the IRS regarding a deduction he made for his wife acting as his secretary. </span></p>
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