Monty Stratton Handwritten & Signed 1939 Check with Original Photograph

This rare artifact is a personal check made out and signed by Chicago White Sox pitcher Monty Stratton whose true life story was the subject of the 1949 film “The Stratton Story,” with Jimmy Stewart cast in the lead role. Stratton posted 15-5 and 15-9 marks for the White Sox in 1937-38 before his major league career was tragically ended at age 26. While hunting rabbits, Stratton's gun accidentally discharged into his right leg which required amputation the next day. Equipped with a wooden leg, Stratton courageously took the mound during a 1939 charity game played between the Cubs and White Sox on his behalf. Making a miraculous comeback in 1946, Stratton again stunned baseball when he posted an 18-8 record in the East Texas Minor League. The 8.875 X 3.125 check made out in the amount of $95.27 from his Greenville, Texas hometown bank to a vendor and boldly signed by Stratton in blue fountain pen is dated February 7, 1939, just over two months since his fateful injury. Stratton is a rare signature making this a valuable artifact from one of baseball's most memorable stories. Accompanied with a 6 x 8 black & white original photograph, wire story and notations on the verso. Comes with a certificate that unconditionally guarantees the authenticity of this item.

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Monty Stratton Handwritten & Signed 1939 Check with Original Photograph

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