BUSTER CRABBE - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 10/14/1981 - HFSID 271273
Sale Price $234.00
Crabbe signed this $116.30 check to the city of Scottsdale, Arizona in 1981. He would die in Scottsdale 18 months after writing this check.
Check signed "Buster Crabbe" in blue ink. 6x2¾, with perforated left edge. October 14, 1981. Check no. 3382 for $116.30, payable to the city of Scottsdale and drawn on Crabbe's personal account at the Scottsdale Rd. - Shea Blvd. office of Valley National Bank of Arizona in Scottsdale, Arizona. Crabbe died in Scottsdale on April 23, 1983, 18 months after writing this check.Crabbe (1908-1983, born Clarence Linden Crabbe in Oakland, California), who won the Gold Medal in the 400-meter swim at the 1932 Olympic games, went on to star in over 100 adventure films, many set in outer space (most as Flash Gordon) and the Wild West (as Billy "the Kid" Carson). In 1933, Crabbe also starred as Tarzan in the Principal Pictures 16-part serial film. Ironically, in winning his Olympic medal, Crabbe had broken the record set by MGM's rival Tarzan, Johnny Weissmuller. Lightly toned, soiled and bowed. Normal bank stamps on verso, which show through and touch signature. Folded once and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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