Hello Sports card specialists! I'm new here. I have been for months trying to pin down the info on this Babe Ruth. I want to get it graded but I'm unable to without knowing what it is. It has stumped 3 professionals so far. What I do know. I found it with other cards from the mid to late 50s. The box has not been added to since that time period. I believe it is from that era. It is not as big as a post card and larger than regular card. I took it to a print and paper expert and he says it is printed and its age appears to be from that time. I have yet to find another or this picture anywhere else of Ruth. the autograph is printed. It has no copyright,company,or date. PSA says it is the same photograph of Ruth used in the 61 Fleer card. That is all I know. PLEASE after months of looking and asking I just want to know what it is or ANY info to help my quest for info and ultimately graded... Thanks MAGIC
Year(s) Published: 1948-49 ACC Designation: -- Set Name: Pacific Coast Baseball News Card Size (inches): 3-7/8 x 5-5/8 Number of Cards in Set: 1 Est. Value (common; VG): $85 PCBN on eBay Google Search Set Summary Issued in 1949 by Pacific Coast Sports Publishing of Los Angeles Borderless black and white premium with facsimile Ruth signature Issued as tribute to Ruth within months after Ruth's death Offered at 10 cents each or free with $1 subscription to paper Back filled with Ruth career stats from 1920 through 1934 Type 1 back--Compliments of AAPBC* line printed at bottom Type 2 back--no sponsor identified on back (example above) *AAPBC=American Association of Professional Baseball Clubs
References: Old Cardboard Staff, "Vintage Set Profile: 1949 Ruth Tribute Card," Old Cardboard eNewsletter, Issue #51 (July 2008)
Edited by KRB (01/25/1302:28 PM)
also looking for 52 #311 A variation mantle ROOKIE CARDS baseball & football.
Wow......my bad guys.....really odd........I didn't see any of the other posts till now. I feel totally stupid now........yall already know what it is. Sorry guys...my browser wasn't refreshing and showing only the original post. Very odd
Edited by Blackie (01/25/1302:31 PM)
Working on the following sets: 1966 Topps Football 1964-65 Topps Hockey Upgrades to 65Topps Football