Panini Golden Age Pack Reveals Original Babe Ruth Card

We all dream of hopping in the DeLorean and going back in time to when today’s most valuable cards were there for the picking in wax packs.

Babe Ruth 1933 GoudeyDoug Felber didn’t need to time travel, though.  This was reality—and it came to him on Christmas Eve.

Felber grabbed a pack of 2012 Panini Golden Age Baseball at Sports Center Cards & Collectibles in Omaha, NE and inside was an original 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth.

The card was a major prize, having been purchased on the open market and inserted by Panini as one of the big pulls in the product that’s focused on past stars of sport, entertainment and history.  Ungraded, it appears to be a 2 or 2.5 and would be valued at around $1,500-$2,500

“This is my all-time best pull by far — and I’ve been collecting my whole life,” Felber told Panini.  “Rick Griencewic, the owner of Sports Center, said it was also the best card that he had ever seen pulled.”

Felber says he was already a big fan of Golden Age, which also features other buybacks from the 1930s and 40s randomly inserted as well as memorabilia cards from a variety of subjects including the Titanic and Secretariat.


  1. […] Promotion. Original Buyback cards from the 1930′s and 1940′s (Goudey and Play Ball, I believe) at a rate of one per case. They aren’t stamped or anything – just inserted directly into packs.  The biggest card pulled was a 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth. […]

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