Hottest Babe Ruth Cards for Sale on eBay

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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 Ruth promo card, which pictures him in the final days of his minor league career.  You won’t find it among the hottest Babe Ruth cards for sale on eBay.  Most of the time, on the rare occasions when they’re offered, they go into major catalogBabe Ruth 1928 Sweetman baseball card auctions where they sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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 Babe Ruth memorabilia has neBabe Ruth rookie card 1916 Sporting News M101-5ver been better.

Babe Ruth Rookie Cards Were Just the Start

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 looking to promote themselves via pictures of baseball players.  Those are considered his ‘official’ rookie cards.

Ruth’s career lasted through one World War, the roaring 20’s and the onset of the Depression and any original cards that have been authenticated will find no shortage of interest.  Every grade has a buyer.

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.

Babe Ruth 1933 Goudey baseball card 149 PSA 4‘Relic cards’ and the rare autograph cut cards are the premier prizes in any modern trading card issue.

Most Valuable Babe Ruth Cards

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 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 to see rare Babe Ruth cards for sale?  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  most watched Babe Ruth cards for sale on eBay.  You can bookmark this page and check back regularly to see what collectors and dealers are tracking:

Babe Ruth 1928 Harrington's Ice Cream Back SGC 40/3 ~VG~MORE RARE THAN GOUDEY'S~
25 bids - Price: $1,010.00 - Watchers: 38
Item #131714763088
1999 UD A Piece Of History 500 HR Club Babe Ruth BAT PATCH PSA 10 GEM MT (PWCC)
28 bids - Price: $432.00 - Watchers: 35
Item #401066482647
1935 Goudey BABE RUTH /Maranville HOF/Brandt/McManus Braves PSA 3
17 bids - Price: $282.00 - Watchers: 29
Item #262276897274
5 bids - Price: $275.00 - Watchers: 23
Item #131719123330
1929 WA&AC Churchman Sports and Games SET with #25 Baseball Babe Ruth PSA NM 7
26 bids - Price: $255.00 - Watchers: 23
Item #161965984241
1973 Topps Babe Ruth Hank Aaron Willie Mays ALL-TIME HR LDRS #1 PSA 9 MT (PWCC)
11 bids - Price: $461.00 - Watchers: 23
Item #141893251092
1962 Topps Babe Ruth BABE HITS 60 #139 PSA 7.5 NRMT+ (PWCC)
12 bids - Price: $27.00 - Watchers: 21
Item #401064113729
1961 Fleer Babe Ruth #75 PSA 8 NM-MT (PWCC)
22 bids - Price: $79.00 - Watchers: 20
Item #141891322597