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Friday, December 19, 2014

My Lone Playing-Era Babe Ruth Card!

The Cardboard Connection had a post (I think it was CC, I can't find the post for the life of me) on affordable Babe Ruth playing-era cards a while back, and one in particular caught my eye. I love The Babe and I love vintage, so owning something from his playing days would be a major coup for my collection. Of course, his most desirable cards fetch big bucks and I am but a Regular Joe, so I didn't plan on achieving that goal anytime soon.

Decent enough scan. Awesome card. Well, if you want to call it a card and not a postcard. It's George Herman, regardless, and that's all that matters to this guy. It also didn't break the bank, which was key, and is spectacular and gorgeous. A great action shot and a wonderful design make this 1932 Sanella Margarine a must-have in my opinion if you're looking for early Ruth cards at a decent price.

Here's the back, which is key in determining which of the four variations of this German release one possesses. According to PSA, I have the Type 2 Ruth Sanella which features the script Sanella at the bottom of the card.

This Babe is also one of the rare instances where I plan on getting a card slabbed, and it's simply to better protect this new addition, one that will be a key to my collection. Because, seriously, it's only a card of the greatest man to ever play the sport, and it comes from his playing days.


  1. I've always been meaning to pick this card up.

  2. Cool. The front has a very UD Masterpieces feel to it, except it's better cuz it's vintage!

  3. Great looking card. My only Ruth is also on a postcard. Great fond

  4. I went the same way to get my only Ruth card. It's a great addition.

  5. Thanks Commish! I came across your post on the Ruth, congrats to you sir on a fine addition!