Clark Griffith and Branch Rickey Signed Checks 
Lot Number 566
 
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Presented is a pair of tough personal checks from two distinctive Hall of Fame executives. Clark Griffith’s career in baseball started as a very good pitcher who won 237, then as a manager who won 1491 games and finally as a club owner until his death in 1955. Branch Rickey’s tenure in baseball was similar, but he found his strength was more in the transformation of the game. Rickey’s vision and open-mindedness helped desegregate the National Pastime. The two checks are: 1.) Griffith (d.1955) check from 1949 is in excellent condition with a (“8-9”) signature; 2.) Rickey (d.1965) check from 1965 (two months prior to his death) is in excellent condition with a (“8-9”) signature. COA from James Spence Authentications. 
 
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