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Current Most Watched Babe Ruth Cards

Babe Ruth’s big league debut on July 11, 1914 came just after what is now the rarest, perhaps most sought after baseball card ever made: the 1914 Baltimore News promo card, which pictures him in the final days of his minor league career.  You won’t find it among the most watched Babe Ruth cards on eBay.  Most of the time, on the rare occasions when they’re offered, they go into major catalog auctions.

However, you can find all kinds of vintage cards of the Bambino up for grabs most any time.  Some are very expensive; others surprisingly not.  Make no mistake, though.  The market for The Babe has never been hotter.

In 1916, Ruth would be pictured on a wide-ranging series of rectangular cards that were distributed by The Sporting News, clothing stores and other outlets Babe Ruth 1928 Sweetmanlooking to promote themselves via pictures of baseball players.  His career lasted through one World War, the roaring 20’s and the onset of the Depression.

The Babe has been gone a long time now, but he’s definitely not forgotten by collectors who chase the most popular Babe Ruth cards with abandon. He’s the key to virtually any set he ever appeared in.

Every grade has a buyer.  ‘Relic cards’ and the rare autograph cut cards are the premier prizes in any modern trading card issue.

Ruth’s earliest cards have been increasing in value at a clip that would surpass just about any investment out there.  Oh, to be the owner of that earliest Ruth card who saw a six-year return of more than 100% when his card sold for over $450,000 .

From those that feature him as an ace pitcher to the mid-1930’s Goudey cards, produced as his career was winding down, everyone wants to someday own an original, vintage Ruth card.  Many of the best are sold via catalog auctions.  Others are in store inventories or sold in eBay auctions.

You want rare Ruth?  How about plunking down $65,000 for a 1928 Sweetman?

You like high grade?  Maybe a 1932 US Caramel graded SGC 88?

The market for Ruth cards is vibrant with those vintage dandies competing with some of the new chase cards.  Here’s a real-time list of the current ten most watched Babe Ruth cards on eBay.  You can bookmark this page and check back regularly to see what collectors and dealers are tracking:

1924 Willard Chocolate #5 Babe Ruth PSA 5 (MK) Sports Champions (V122)
30 bids - Price: $375.00 - Watchers: 43
Item # 361348764088
R319 1933 Goudey Baseball-#144 Babe Ruth, New York Yankees HOF, SGC 30/2 NICER
12 bids - Price: $1,136.00 - Watchers: 36
Item # 221838176055
1935 Goudey 4 in 1 w/ Babe Ruth, McManus, & W. Maranville PSA 5 Well Centered
12 bids - Price: $610.00 - Watchers: 30
Item # 381342945841
1932 BULGARIA SPORT PHOTO BABE RUTH PSA 5 (EX) SUPER RARE & CHEAP PRE GOUDEY
24 bids - Price: $127.50 - Watchers: 22
Item # 301694455611
1932 SANELLA BABE RUTH 6 (EX-MT) PSA CROSS OVER? RARE TYPE 2 + COMPLETE SET
7 bids - Price: $113.61 - Watchers: 22
Item # 301694461904
2001 Fleer Greats Of The Game Babe Ruth Game Used Bat BGS Slabbed SP /250
17 bids - Price: $56.65 - Watchers: 19
Item # 400965572209
1948 Swell Sport Thrills #12 Most Dramatic HR w/ Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig SGC 40
8 bids - Price: $39.73 - Watchers: 14
Item # 381342999614
1973 Topps #1 All-Time Home Run Ldrs w/ Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays PSA 7
5 bids - Price: $17.02 - Watchers: 11
Item # 331615822771
Yogi Berra Signed 8x10 Photo Posing with Babe Ruth PSA/DNA Auto T30559
7 bids - Price: $34.00 - Watchers: 11
Item # 361348679411
2013 NSCC Promo Babe Ruth 1915 Cracker Jack The Card that Never Was PSA 485/500
4 bids - Price: $6.46 - Watchers: 9
Item # 371401127367
1932 Sanella Margarine #83B Babe Ruth BVG 6 EX MT Type 2 PSA 6 ?
5 bids - Price: $83.00 - Watchers: 7
Item # 121713324649
1933 SANELLA #1 BABE RUTH 4 LINE (BVG 7.5)
8 bids - Price: $61.00 - Watchers: 7
Item # 161779717472
1961 Topps #401 Babe Ruth Baseball Thrills Yankees SGC 84 *547629
7 bids - Price: $22.50 - Watchers: 6
Item # 351462898898
1961 Fleer New York Yankees Babe Ruth (HOF) #75 SGC 40/3 Baseball Card
2 bids - Price: $20.50 - Watchers: 5
Item # 271939805206
1962 Topps #140 Lou Gehrig & Babe Ruth Yankees PSA 5 *547120
8 bids - Price: $6.50 - Watchers: 4
Item # 351465130005
1961 Topps Babe Ruth Hits 60th #401 Baseball Card- Graded BVG 7
1 bids - Price: $19.99 - Watchers: 2
Item # 131567129812
Babe Ruth PSA Gem Mint 10 ($70.00) New York Yankees 2012 Topps Golden Greats #1
1 bids - Price: $7.00 - Watchers: 1
Item # 361351137886
2013 Topps Cut To The Chase Babe Ruth Die Cut PSA 9
1 bids - Price: $0.99 - Watchers: 1
Item # 151758959977