Babe Ruth Autograph
A Babe Ruth autograph is a reminder of the best-known player in the history of baseball. At first, it didn't seem that way. Ruth was regarded as the best shirt maker at the St. Mary's Industrial School. Ruth could make a finished shirt from basic materials in less than fifteen minutes. However, Brother Mathias, manager of the school's baseball team knew that Ruth's destiny was outside a regular job. Matthias and several other brothers introduced Ruth to the chief owner of the Baltimore Orioles. From that point Babe Ruth's destiny was in the cards and he skyrocketed to become one of the most popular baseball players in the history of the game. His amazing story is described in the book Money Secrets of the Rich and Famous.
Ruth had been a great pitcher for the Boston Red Sox before being traded to the New York Yankees in 1919. The Yankees recognized Ruth's even greater potential as a home run hitter that would bring record numbers of spectators to Yankee Stadium. Babe hit home runs with a frequency unparalleled that amazed observers; his amazing record of hitting a home run for every 11.76 times at bat has never been surpassed. His lifetime home run record of 714 stood for nearly forty years before it was broken by Hank Aaron in 1974.
Babe Ruth became one of the best-loved heroes in the history of baseball and one of the most sought after Yankees autographs. He was also known as The Great Bambino, The Sultan of Swat, and The Babe. This Babe Ruth autograph check is one of his "allowance" checks authorized by his wife Claire Ruth, to limit her husband's financial extravagance. Babe's wife Claire persuaded her husband to allow her to control the household check writing. Babe Ruth was allocated only one $50 check at a time when he needed spending money. Financial management by his wife and advisor Christy Walsh put Ruth on solid financial ground.
A canceled check bearing a Babe Ruth autograph is one of the most coveted signatures on the planet. At one time Claire sent old canceled checks signed by her husband to autograph seekers from all over the world. Now, each autographed check sells for thousands of dollars to collectors who treasure personalized mementos from the legendary Babe Ruth. As long as people appreciate baseball and the contributions to the game by Babe Ruth, his autograph will continue to be a popular collectible. It's little surprise that the Babe still reigns as the most important figure in any fine sports memorabilia collection.
This Babe Ruth autograph check reproduction would look great in an album or framed display.
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