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    1921 Schapira Bros. Candy Babe Ruth Portrait Complete Box. Here is an item that very few exist and we know exactly why. Schapira Bros. Inc. of New York had an exclusive agreement with Babe Ruth for a special promotion that allowed kids to acquire what must have been the ultimate prize to any youngster and a lot of dads - An Autographed Babe Ruth Baseball! All that needed to be done was to "Send 250 Of These Pictures To Schapira Bros. Inc. A dotted line was provided for proper cutting and then all went off in the mail. Even at a penny a box, that $2.50 was a monumental sum for most kids in the '20s. Offered is one of the few and probably the nicest complete box known. Mild wear and a lone slice into part of the top panel and continuing down the left side panel is the lone fault. Top and bottom panels are fully attached. The sturdy 1-3/4 x 2-1/2" x 5/8" box has a close to NM appearance with deep hues and no corner splitting. A extraordinary piece that just might be the finest example known.

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    August, 2015
    13th Thursday
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