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    1920 Babe Ruth "Headin' Home" Theatre Cards - Follow Through Below Waist SGC 10 Poor 1. The larger size "Headin' Home" theatre cards are encountered far less often than the smaller variety. This auction features three of the larger variety, and this is the only one with full borders, actually measuring slightly oversized. These cards are among the very first to picture the great Bambino in New York Yankees pinstripes. Although "Variety" panned the film, audiences packed New York City theatres. Famed promoter Tex Rickard filled Madison Square Garden with its first-ever film screening. In a very real way, this film marked the birth of superstar athlete as silver screen icon.

    Promotional pieces of any kind from this film are extremely rare, including these cards. Offered is his "Follow Through Below Waist" pose. Graded SGC 10 Poor 1, this is the highest graded of only two on record with SGC.


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    August, 2015
    13th Thursday
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