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Current Most Watched Babe Ruth Cards

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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 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:

R319 1933 Goudey Baseball-#144 Babe Ruth, New York Yankees HOF, SGC 60/5, NICER
11 bids - Price: $3,100.00 - Watchers: 43
Item # 331559086187
1933 Goudey #144 Babe Ruth New York Yankees HOF PSA 5 EX
17 bids - Price: $3,350.00 - Watchers: 40
Item # 381266852236
1933 Goudey Babe "The Great Bambino" Ruth #144 Psa 2 Good
19 bids - Price: $724.00 - Watchers: 38
Item # 301634195068
R319 1933 Goudey Baseball-#149 Babe Ruth, New York Yankees HOF, SGC 55/4.5 NICER
9 bids - Price: $3,050.00 - Watchers: 34
Item # 331559050975
R319 1933 Goudey Baseball-#53 Babe Ruth, New York Yankees HOF, SGC 35/2.5 sharp
29 bids - Price: $1,981.00 - Watchers: 32
Item # 221776674995
1933 goudey Babe Ruth card #144 Psa 2
14 bids - Price: $828.00 - Watchers: 30
Item # 221777560138
1933 Goudey #149 Babe Ruth New York Yankees HOF PSA 1 (MC) PR-FR
22 bids - Price: $207.50 - Watchers: 28
Item # 381266854091
1932 Abdulla & Co. LTD Sport Records #196 Babe Ruth HOF PSA 2 GOOD " LOW POP "
15 bids - Price: $103.50 - Watchers: 26
Item # 371331673939
1932 SANELLA BABE RUTH CARD SUPER RARE TYPE 1, PSA 5 (EX) WITH SET PRE GOUDEY
13 bids - Price: $84.00 - Watchers: 20
Item # 301633062270
1933 Sanella Margarine Type 1 Centered Babe Ruth HOF New York Yankees PSA 6
7 bids - Price: $92.00 - Watchers: 18
Item # 361297810150
1915 - 1919 Babe Ruth Notepad - Boston Red Sox - BVG Authentic - Rare!
14 bids - Price: $235.83 - Watchers: 13
Item # 271873284647
BABE RUTH - SANELLA 1932/33 Type 2 PSA 2,5
6 bids - Price: $43.00 - Watchers: 13
Item # 331558833926
1959 Fleer TED WILLIAMS/BABE RUTH #2 Baseball Card PSA Grade 8 NM-MT COND "RARE"
19 bids - Price: $116.00 - Watchers: 10
Item # 191581913909
1962 Topps #138 Babe Ruth The Famous Slugger Yankees PSA 8.5 NM-MT+
9 bids - Price: $60.95 - Watchers: 10
Item # 151683852201
2003 Topps Tribute Bonds Tribute Quad Relic Babe Ruth Mays Aaron Bonds /50 BGS 9
1 bids - Price: $0.99 - Watchers: 8
Item # 111676257680
PSA 6 BABE RUTH EX – MT SANELLA Type 2
1 bids - Price: $99.90 - Watchers: 7
Item # 400920979565
Babe Ruth 1948 Swell Sport Thrills BVG 6
5 bids - Price: $113.50 - Watchers: 7
Item # 400921112431
2002 Fleer Fall Classics Babe Ruth Frank "Home Run" Baker GU Bat BGS /25
2 bids - Price: $33.27 - Watchers: 7
Item # 311362937335
? Authentic PSA 1932 U.S. Caramel #32 Babe Ruth Acceptable Estate Find
3 bids - Price: $51.00 - Watchers: 6
Item # 151683627188
1976 76 topps BASEBALL PSA 8 # 345 BABE RUTH ALL TIME ALL STAR
3 bids - Price: $4.25 - Watchers: 6
Item # 151678337958