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.
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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