Sunday, August 29, 2010

What would $80 buy back in 1939?

Floyd Caves "Babe" Herman spent 13 years in the Major Leagues, 1926 - 1935 and 1945. He played for the Dodgers, Reds, Cubs, Pirates and Tigers. His best year was 1930, when he hit .393 with 35 homeruns and 130 RBI while playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers. I got this F.C. Herman check off eBay a few years ago and recently came accross it again. I have no idea what I paid for it. It's signed by F.C. Herman and is made out to the Glendale Sanitarium & Hospital for $80.00. The date on the check is 3-15-39. To me $80.00 in 1939 seems like a lot of money. I think it would be interesting to know what this check was for, was it for services rendered or maybe it was a donation? I guess I'll never know.

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