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If you are looking for a nebulous Babe Ruth oversized card from his playing days, then his 1933 Blue Bird issue is the one for you. In 1933, the “Blue Bird” soft drink manufacturer produced two separate Babe Ruth photo postcards with their brand advertisement on the backside. For 29 bottle caps and $1.39, anyone could receive a Babe Ruth model glove, while the same number of bottle caps and $0.89 was good enough to purchase an official Spalding baseball. With similar back advertisement, the two separate Ruth issues are distinguished by a front and sideways batting pose. The front image should be widely recognized for it is the same image portrayed on his 1933 and 1934 Goudey issues (R319 and R309-1 Premiums) The “Babe’s” classic swing is splendidly pictured in a vintage black & white image as he captivates a myriad of star-struck onlookers via his imposing batting style. One look at this Ruthian pose “freezes time”, literally removing the viewer from their present state and transcending them back to an illustrious era when the “Babe” ruled the diamond.
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1933 Blue Bird Babe Ruth Front View SGC Authentic

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