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Babe Ruth Rookie Card :: Current Bid: $70,000

By April 25, 2012Sports & Outdoors

From HA Sports. A lean Babe Ruth when he was pitching for the Boston Red Sox. Current Bid: $70,000. Ruth was paid $3,500 in 1916 by the Red Sox. The most he ever made was $80,000. An outrageous sum back in the 1930’s.

Babe Ruth Rookie Card

“As soon as I got out there I felt a strange relationship with the pitcher’s mound. It was as if I’d been born out there. Pitching just felt like the most natural thing in the world. Striking out batters was easy.”
– babe ruth

Babe Ruth Rookie Card

From HA Sports:

The first card Ruth appeared on is card #151 from the M101-5 series from 1916, just two seasons into his legendary rise to baseball immortality. When issued, Ruth was a fit and lean pitcher just coming into his own. The year this card appeared would be Ruth’s best season from the mound posting a 23-12 record (9 shutouts) with a 1.75 ERA. He only hit three home runs that season.

+ Source: Babe Ruth Rookie Card :: HA Sports


  • mark stanton

    I wish I could find one but I waited too long and cannot find this card priced under $40,000. oh well you live and learn

  • miles jackson

    Are there less than 80 of these that exist?

  • george andrews

    Amazing rare card and only as many exist of this card as there are t206 Honus Wagner cards yet this is the king of baseball’s rookie card. one day this will go for more than a Wagner! Mark my word