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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:

1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #144 PSA 3 VG (PWCC)
29 bids - Price: $1,730.00 - Watchers: 69
Item # 141760933931
1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #144 PSA 4 VGEX (PWCC)
17 bids - Price: $2,100.00 - Watchers: 68
Item # 400987504242
1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #181 PSA 4 VGEX (PWCC)
14 bids - Price: $1,713.00 - Watchers: 62
Item # 400987504913
1948 Leaf #3 Babe Ruth HOF New York Yankees PSA 3.5 VG+
14 bids - Price: $610.00 - Watchers: 42
Item # 381376637310
1921 E220 National Caramel Babe Ruth SGC AUTH (PWCC)
25 bids - Price: $565.00 - Watchers: 37
Item # 351496596132
1932 U.S. Caramel Babe Ruth #32 PSA AUTH (PWCC)
19 bids - Price: $588.00 - Watchers: 36
Item # 351497436575
1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #149 SGC 1.5/20 FR (PWCC)
19 bids - Price: $630.00 - Watchers: 30
Item # 351497443082
Original 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #144 SGC Graded Authentic No Reserve!!!
18 bids - Price: $202.50 - Watchers: 24
Item # 141759197971
1935 Goudey 4-in-1 Babe Ruth Rabbit Maranville Brandy McManus PSA 3 VG (PWCC)
11 bids - Price: $192.50 - Watchers: 24
Item # 141760938348
1923 W515-2 W 515 George BABE RUTH #3 Hand Cut Strip Card PSA GRADED A AUTHENTIC
25 bids - Price: $205.00 - Watchers: 22
Item # 141756430975
1933 Eclipse Imports - Babe Ruth - #402 - Scarce! SGC Authentic
12 bids - Price: $202.50 - Watchers: 18
Item # 281786380929
BABE RUTH 1932 SANELLA MARGARINE TYPE 2 (SANELLA AT BOTTOM) PSA 3.5
26 bids - Price: $58.55 - Watchers: 12
Item # 201416103782
1962 Topps #139 Babe Ruth Hits 60 w/ Pole Yankees PSA 6 *548563
4 bids - Price: $3.25 - Watchers: 10
Item # 351497678042
1948 Baseball's Great HOF Exhibits Babe Ruth STANDING WITH BATS SGC 5 EX (PWCC)
9 bids - Price: $12.62 - Watchers: 10
Item # 351497465347
1951 Topps Connie Mack's All-Stars Babe Ruth SGC 4/50 VGEX (PWCC)
18 bids - Price: $516.00 - Watchers: 10
Item # 351497473047
1954 Topps Scoop Babe Ruth SETS RECORD #41 PSA 6 EXMT (PWCC)
6 bids - Price: $14.50 - Watchers: 10
Item # 400987952851
1931 Josetti Babe Ruth / Harold Lloyd - SGC 5.5 - EX+
4 bids - Price: $66.88 - Watchers: 8
Item # 281786381605
1948 Baseball's Great HOF Exhibits Babe Ruth BATTING SGC 6 EXMT (PWCC)
17 bids - Price: $21.50 - Watchers: 8
Item # 400987508687
1950 Callahan Hall Of Fame Babe Ruth PSA 8 NM-MT (PWCC)
6 bids - Price: $38.00 - Watchers: 8
Item # 351497471005
1962 Topps #139 Babe Ruth Hits 60 HOF - Green Tint PSA 7 NM
9 bids - Price: $54.69 - Watchers: 5
Item # 381380860026