New 1914 Babe Ruth Card Discovered?

New 1914 Babe Ruth Card Discovered?

Joined: December 3rd, 2004, 10:57 pm

October 20th, 2006, 2:34 pm #1

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Joined: February 13th, 2005, 3:01 pm

October 20th, 2006, 2:38 pm #2

This will be fun to watch !!!!!!!
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Joined: October 14th, 2006, 2:04 am

October 20th, 2006, 2:49 pm #3

Some dealer at a convention was asked to appraise it and offered 8,000 for the collection, makes me sick.
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Joined: October 19th, 2004, 12:02 am

October 20th, 2006, 3:34 pm #4

It's a beautiful photograph, but why is it being called a card? Or am I missing something?
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Joined: September 14th, 2001, 2:09 am

October 20th, 2006, 3:57 pm #5

4.5" x 6.5" makes it a Cabinet Card size, right?

So I consider it the same as an old team cabinet card, like the 1873 Boston team or the 1894 Orioles. Those are nice.

But then again, team cards like the Fatimas where the players are standing in a group are sometimes not favored too much by collectors.

Just like the Josh Gibson postcard that Rob sold last year...

it is definitely a GREAT "item"... but probably not a true "baseball card" when you compare it to other things in 1914 like Cracker Jack cards, etc.
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Joined: January 28th, 2005, 12:43 am

October 20th, 2006, 3:58 pm #6

Barry, probably because a card will garner more money than a photograph in most cases. It sure looks like a photo though.

Joe

Ty Cobb, Spikes flying!
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Joined: October 11th, 2004, 4:37 pm

October 20th, 2006, 4:00 pm #7

$8,000 in 2004 wholesale for a card that at that time was listed in the Standard Catalog at $50,000 in vg (2003 edition) is being a pig. Funny thing is, the story says $8,000 was tempting but not enough to go for it. If the dealer had offered a bit more, perhaps $20,000, he would likely have gotten the card given the psychology of non-collectors. Serves the pig right.
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Joined: October 14th, 2004, 7:49 pm

October 20th, 2006, 4:35 pm #8

He walked into a show, and was offered a lowball price, perhaps by the first dealer he saw near the entrance... I wonder who that dealer was?
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Joined: September 10th, 2004, 6:21 am

October 20th, 2006, 4:54 pm #9

But Joe, you left out it was a "cash" offer....
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Joined: July 4th, 2006, 8:54 pm

October 20th, 2006, 5:06 pm #10

I have to share a comment made on another message board.

"The Babe was probably pretty excited about the 'abroad' portion of the schedule until someone told him those were just road trips".

Beautiful!
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