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Old 12-30-2017, 01:18 PM
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Have knowledge of a check signed by George Ruth from 1920, it is a check endorsed by Ruth, value? interest ?
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Old 12-30-2017, 02:16 PM
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Have knowledge of a check signed by George Ruth from 1920, it is a check endorsed by Ruth, value? interest ?
Pictures would help for authenticity and the rest
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Old 12-30-2017, 03:29 PM
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Have knowledge of a check signed by George Ruth from 1920, it is a check endorsed by Ruth, value? interest ?
Picture please?
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Old 02-02-2018, 07:56 PM
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Here is front of back of the check signed by George "Babe"Ruth from October 1920. The check was issued from Jack Conway who was Boston Record American boxing sports writer/business man/agent during the day. The check was purchased as part of a family estate.
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I know that the experts, other than David, don't like to comment on Ruth signatures, so I will throw my two cents in, having no reputation to possibly muddy:

I think it is real. The odd 'r' in 'George', which is not typical of that period, or of Ruth's writing, can be found in his early signatures and I have no reason to think that they are all bad. If I'm right no one will say a word. If I'm wrong, someone will drool all over themselves at the opportunity to publish my ignorance here in the forum. So I learn something either way.

Scott <== so crucify me

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Old 02-02-2018, 09:08 PM
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Perfect early Ruth signature. Scott knows his stuff.
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Incredible item & signature.
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Old 02-02-2018, 11:39 PM
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Wow
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What's the value of an early check like that?
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Old 02-03-2018, 09:35 AM
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I think it would be quite a bit higher than your run of the mill Ruth check. I haven't seen another signed George Ruth that I can recall. GH Ruth or Babe Ruth yes. George Ruth no. That different signature may be hotly contested for by some. You can even kind of tell that Ruth himself seems to have struggled a bit writing "George". The "Ruth" flows much better.
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