Retired with the realization that his burning desire to manage would never be sated, Babe Ruth was “limited” to golf, infrequent baseball exhibitions, his usual eating/drinking merriment and, of course, paying taxes. Framed to dimensions of 19-5/8 x 23-5/8”, this appealing display is headlined by Ruth’s personal check signed and made payable to the IRS. Dated “Oct. 10 1941” (entirely in Ruth’s hand), the voucher is from Ruth’s personal account and is made out to “Collector of Internal Revenue” for a whopping “$1.73” (again, entirely in Ruth’s hand). On the appropriate line, Ruth’s black-ink steel tip fountain pen scripting of “GH Ruth” projects every bit of (“9”) strength and clarity. Accenting the display are an 8x10 black-and-white photo of Ruth during his playing days, as well as a 1981 metallic Hall of Fame plaque card. There are normal cancellation punchings, none of which affect Ruth’s magnificent signature. It should be noted that the check has been taped to the matte, with tape covering the entirety of the reverse. The obverse and signature, however, remain near flawless. Full photo LOA from JSA.
Frames included with lots: while we make every effort to protect the frames included in these lots during pre-auction storage and post-auction shipping, we are not responsible for any damage to the frames themselves, and no refunds will be given due to frame damage.