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    Rare Circa 1930 Babe Ruth Cuban Promo Card. Babe Ruth was unquestionably the greatest ambassador for our National Pastime as could ever be. His humble beginnings from an orphanage in a poor section of Baltimore to the absolute pinnacle of wealth and international fame is the very essence of the American dream and proof of the opportunity this country can provide. His "papa" physique and that big, smiling face made him so endearing to children his immortality was all but ensured. He was a man of monumental celebrity and yet his entire persona is completely embodied in one flippant nickname, "The Babe." Offered is an obscure and rarely seen card made in Cuba, quite possibly as part of a barnstorming tour. The copy reads, "Babe Ruth, dificil que su "ola" sea superada en magnetismo personal which translates to "Babe Ruth, difficult for his "wave" is exceeded in personal magnetism." An odd statement where his "wave" could be referring to the swing of his bat that beat his opponents yet they couldn't help but like him. The thin, vinatge 1930's card is printed in sepia and measures 2-7/16" x 3-1/4" with two irregular borders. That aside, creasing, wear and a small chew hole would generate a "poor" rating. The provenance of this leads back to a veteran Cuban Card collector who used it for a bookmark and then to one of the foremost experts in the Cuban baseball card hobby. No Ruth collection is complete without one.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2015
    13th Thursday
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