Lot #69 - Babe Ruth Payroll Check from September 1927 PSA/DNA Encased

RUTH PAYROLL CHECK!!!...Ruth’s ability more than validated his position as the highest paid player in the game. Prior to the 1927 season, he signed a 3-year contract for $70,000 a year. No other player earned as much as $20,000 that year. The 1927 season showcased a tough Yankees lineup of power hitters known as "Murderer’s Row" that included Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri and Bob Meusel. Ruth led the American League in home runs throughout the year, but did not appear to be within reach of his record 59 home runs, set in 1921, until he hit 16 in the month of September, totaling 60 for this historic year. Yankee owner Jacob Ruppert and secretary Ed Barrow have signed the front in vintage black ink made out to Ruth for $5,995.53. A detailed list of $195.23 in deductions from personal expenses incurred on prior road trips in Detroit and Philadelphia appear above Ruth’s signature, as well as his September salary of $6,190.76. I'm pretty sure Ruth was worth a little over 6K in sepember of 1927. Overall the check appears to be in NM condition. Encapsulated by PSA/DNA.

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