Charles Chief Bender Baseball HOF Signed AUTO Check PSA/DNA D. 1954

Charles Albert "Chief" Bender (D. 1954) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball during the first two decades of the 20th century. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1953. He played for the Philadelphia Athletics (1903-1914), Baltimore Terrapins (1915), Philadelphia Phillies (1916-1917), and Chicago White Sox (1925). Career Highlights include 3× league leader in winning percentage, 2× 20-game winner, 4 Sub-2.00 ERA seasons, pitched no-hitter in 1910, and a 3× World Series champion (1910, 1911, 1913) all with the Athletics. Bender was born in Crow Wing County, Minnesota as a member of the Ojibwa tribe. He, like other players of American Indian heritage, was given the nickname of "Chief", by which he is almost exclusively known today.

Hall of Fame hurler Chief Bender signed this 1940 check (measuring 6.5” x 2.75” inches) which is drawn on the "Corn Exchange National Bank and Trust Company" in Philadelphia where, as one of Mack's Men, he was an integral part of three World Series title teams. The check has been made out to Glenn's Service" in the amount of $13.70. Signed "C. A. Bender" in black fountain pen (Clearing house punch marks over the autograph grading  a 5 out of 10 along the base). A handwritten endorsement appears on the reverse.  The check features a vertical fold and light fading to the front portion. In Very Good to Excellent condition overall.

Bender checks are rarely offered for sale. 

Encapsulated authentic by PSA/DNA

Item: 12214

Price: $1,295.00
Charles Chief Bender Baseball HOF Signed AUTO Check PSA/DNA D. 1954