Babe Ruth 1927 Printed Tax Return with World Series Share
Wonderful peek at Babe Ruth's income tax statement for his 1927 return. Two pages (8.5x11"). Great detail. Shows his income from the movies, barnstorming, Vaudeville, Spalding, Pathe Record, Famous Players (Mr. Walsh's Movie Idea), a movie idea (which became "Babe Comes Home"). Also, money earned from "writing" for the Christy Walsh Syndicate, in which top-shelf writers "ghosted" stories for famous athletes, i.e., Ford Frick, later Baseball Commissioner, wrote stories in Babe Ruth's name. Even shows money made from Babe Ruth's underwear endorsement; plus income earned from the Babe Ruth Candy Bar, which never could overcome the fame of the Baby Ruth Candy Bar with which Ruth had no connection. Ruth had a phenomenal year in 1927, knocking his record breaking 60 home runs as well as leading the Yankees to another World Series triumph. Shows that Ruth made 70,000 in salary from the Yankees, plus a World Series share of 5,702.25. His total income shown on the printed tax return is $164,915.93, so under Christy Walsh's management Babe Ruth more than doubled his baseball income by his outside work. In excellent condition.
This 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.
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.