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For sale: painful piece of Red Sox history

A check used in Ruth deal to be auctioned off

Ruth's sale marked the start of an 86-year drought for the Sox during which the Yanks soared. Ruth's sale marked the start of an 86-year drought for the Sox during which the Yanks soared. (Courtesy Historic Auctions)
May 2, 2008

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The canceled $50,000 check to the Boston American League Baseball Club has grayed since it was written in 1922 and does not appear to be worth more than the perforated paper it was printed on. (Full article: 278 words)

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