Spring Fever Auction
The legendary Thurman Munson played his entire 11-year professional baseball career for the New York Yankees (1969–1979). A perennial All-Star, Munson is the only Yankee to win both the Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player awards. Born in Akron, Ohio, Munson was selected as the fourth pick of the 1968 Major League Baseball draft. Munson hit over .300 in his two seasons in the Minor Leagues, establishing himself as a top prospect. He became the New York Yankees' starting catcher late in the 1969 season. Munson played his first complete season in 1970, and was voted A.L. Rookie of the Year after hitting .302. Considered the "heart and soul" of the Yankees, Munson was named the first team captain since Lou Gehrig. He led the Yankees to three consecutive World Series appearances from 1976 to 1978, and two consecutive World Series championships in 1977 and 1978.
Featured in this lot is a one of a kind signed New York Yankees payroll check dated February 7th, 1979. The check was made out to Munson in the amount of $166.00. It is signed by William K. Kane at the bottom. It shows that the Yankees organization used Chemical Bank for their payroll. The back of the check is endorsed by Munson.
This check has been authenticated and graded by PSA/DNA. It received a NM-MT 8, and is forever protected and slabbed by PSA. A signed check of this age, from a legendary player like Munson, as well as it's origination from the Yankees makes this truly a one of a kind piece for any baseball fan. Signed checks are very collectible, and rare. This check is sure to only go up in value, and would make a great investment for its next owner.
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