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Babe Ruth
(b. February 6, 1895 - d. August 16, 1948)
George Herman Ruth is arguably the greatest player of all time. A man of gargantuan appetites and ability, the Babe's mystique has transcended the sport of baseball and has become ingrained in American mythology. Starting his career as a pitcher with Boston, he was one of the best in the A.L. In 1916, the Babe led the AL with a 1.75 ERA while going 23-12. He had 24 wins in '17 with a loop-high 35 complete games. Converted to the outfield part-time in 1918, he led the AL in homers with 11. After he was sold to the Yankees in 1920, he became a full-time flycatcher, and all but invented the home run, slugging 714 for his career, including a then-record of 60 in 1927. He led the AL in homers 12 seasons, RBI six seasons, slugging percentage 13 times, and bases on balls 11 times. He had a career .342 batting average, .690 slugging average, 506 doubles, 2,211 RBI, 2,174 runs, and 2,056 walks.
 
Inducted in 1936
 
 
1925 D32 Drake's Babe Ruth #61 PSA 2 GOOD
     
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Comments: The first portrait card of Ruth I owned was a 1948 Leaf PSA 3 and sold for a small profit in April, 2001. I replaced it with a PSA 6 in December, 2002 with another eBay win. In January, 2007, I decided to go with another issue for the Bambino when this 1925 Drake's example showed up on eBay. I remember being outbid several times and bidding over and over, finally outlasting my competition. I learned the next day that it was a hobby friend. It's another favorite of mine! I sold the PSA 6 Leaf card a few months later. The card is a very strong PSA 2! Absolutely Ruthian…
   
Card Details Below:  
Year(s): 1925
ACC Set Designation: D32
Set Name: Drake's Cake
Country: United States
Description: Among a series of 64 movie stars packaged with Drake's Cake in the mid-1920s was a card of Babe Ruth, who did some movie work for Universal Pictures at the time. This series of cards is rarely found in high grade due to their method of issue (one card per package of Drake's "Yankee Cakes") and their thin stock, which is very susceptible to creasing. The 2-7/16" X 4-3/16" black-and-white card has a portrait of Ruth on front, with his name, studio and card number in the bottom border. Backs have an ad for Drake's.