The meal tabs show the entrees ordered by baseball players and former stars during the 1940s and 1950s, according to RMY Auctions.
Ruth, for example, ordered filet mignon, shrimp, salad, rolls, peas and iced tea. His bill was a mere $5.31.
Long before collecting autographs became a craze, the enterprising manager of the Beef ’N’ Bird made sure the baseball stars signed their receipts, even if they were charging the meal to their hotel rooms. The photographs clearly show the autographs and room numbers, according to RMY Auctions.
Just imagine what the actual receipts would be worth.