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.