Just two months after buying it, an east coast collector whose home was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy has consigned his 1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth card.
It sat undisturbed inside the wall of a house in Pennsylvania for over a century. Now, a previously unknown 1893 Just So Tobacco card of Hall of Famer Buck Ewing is about to hit the auction block.
They were put on the shelf as America discovered bubble gum….and stayed there…until this year.
It may have been a T206 Honus Wagner weekend–but the ‘Holy Grail’ was bested by the Bambino as two major catalog sales closed.
Babe Ruth’s "rookie card" is in the 1914 Baltimore News minor league set. Now, a new discovery of an Orioles’ team card from the same set–one that also features the Babe– has surfaced. It could be worth a small fortune.