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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.

8 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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