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Hottest Babe Ruth Cards for Sale on eBay

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 catalog 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 never 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.

‘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?

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:

1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #53 PSA 7 New PSA Case
41 bids - Price: $8,000.00 - Watchers: 106
Item #312434336914
2017 PANINI FLAWLESS BABE RUTH CUT AUTO & JERSEY RELIC 2/2
30 bids - Price: $3,908.00 - Watchers: 82
Item #362536678959
1934 Goudey World Wide Gum #28 Babe Ruth Yankees HOF PSA 1 " TOUGH CARD "
57 bids - Price: $1,682.00 - Watchers: 75
Item #372567901076
2018 Panini Flawless Ruby Jersey Bat Babe Ruth Jackie Robinson Ted Williams 9/10
34 bids - Price: $247.50 - Watchers: 47
Item #143091400277
1932 U.S. Caramel #32 Babe Ruth Yankees HOF PSA 1 PR-FR
24 bids - Price: $1,361.00 - Watchers: 43
Item #273662048788
1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #149 PSA 3 VG (PWCC)
19 bids - Price: $2,550.00 - Watchers: 41
Item #352573664664
1932 US CARAMEL BABE RUTH #32 PSA 1 VERY RARE
8 bids - Price: $1,500.00 - Watchers: 38
Item #223325889700
1921 Exhibits Babe Ruth Very Rare!! A Piece of Baseball History!!!
1 bids - Price: $400.00 - Watchers: 34
Item #333017354058
2018 Immaculate Legends Babe Ruth HOF Jersey 2/5 New York Yankees
48 bids - Price: $235.50 - Watchers: 33
Item #372564908946
2018 HA KINGS GOLD Autograph Babe Ruth Auto 1/1 BECKETT Slabbed
7 bids - Price: $2,125.00 - Watchers: 29
Item #132924402203
2018 National Treasures Century Babe Ruth Yankees HOF Game Used Bat 2/10
13 bids - Price: $32.00 - Watchers: 25
Item #362535948853
1934 BABE RUTH BASEBALL CLUB PIN *PSA 8 NM MINT!* NEW YORK YANKEES QUAKER OATS
26 bids - Price: $209.39 - Watchers: 25
Item #392216471901
1935 QUAKER OATS BABE RUTH SCORER
13 bids - Price: $49.87 - Watchers: 23
Item #392212414425
1932 Sanella Margarine Type 2 BABE RUTH Yankees PSA 3 VG
2 bids - Price: $104.00 - Watchers: 22
Item #303033058399
BABE RUTH USED BAT CARD BGS 9.5.. SWEET CARD! 
5 bids - Price: $36.09 - Watchers: 21
Item #372569836254
1933 Goudey Babe Ruth Card,#53,Big League,ungraded
29 bids - Price: $36.00 - Watchers: 19
Item #123593686404
BABE RUTH GAME USED BAT # 006/425!!! 2003 TOPPS TRIBUTE WS # TR-BR HOF YANKEES!!
14 bids - Price: $41.00 - Watchers: 19
Item #173746843094
1946 Propagandas Montiel BABE RUTH #41 REYES DEL DEPORTE CUBAN BASEBALL
13 bids - Price: $123.50 - Watchers: 19
Item #254077654889
1952 Topps Look 'N See #15 Babe Ruth New York Yankees HOF PSA 3 VG
18 bids - Price: $26.00 - Watchers: 19
Item #382735170263
1929 Babe Ruth Shonen Club Magazine Japanese Baseball Post Card Postcard
3 bids - Price: $114.39 - Watchers: 18
Item #273651608373