Spring, 2015 Premier Catalog Auction - Closes March 28, 2015
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Thought to have been produced as a tribute to Babe Ruth just months after his death, this 3 7/8" x 5 5/8" card was distributed by the Pacific Coast Sports Publishing News as a free premium with a subscription to Pacific Coast Baseball News.  This example, considered a "Type 2" card ("Type 1" had "Compliments of AAPBC" printed at the bottom of the card).  Statistics on the reverse chronicle both Ruth's pitching and hitting exploits, as well as his World Series records, all prefaced with "George Herman Ruth, a mighty man was he"

The card is in outstanding condition, having been well-preserved in its original mailing envelope, which was mailed from Los Angeles to Massachusetts in January of 1949.  The card remained in the same collection until just recently, when it was consigned to Love of the Game with a large autograph collection.  

1948-49 Pacific Coast Sports Publishing Babe Ruth (HOF) w/Original Mailing Envelope1948-49 Pacific Coast Sports Publishing Babe Ruth (HOF) w/Original Mailing Envelope1948-49 Pacific Coast Sports Publishing Babe Ruth (HOF) w/Original Mailing Envelope
1948-49 Pacific Coast Sports Publishing Babe Ruth (HOF) w/Original Mailing Envelope
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Minimum Bid: $75
Final prices include buyers premium.: $126
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Sunday, March 29, 2015.
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