There were only two…until one guy thought that skinny black and white card looked familiar.
One of only two 1933 Butter Cream Confectionary Babe Ruth cards known at the time sold for $111,625 in Robert Edward Auctions’ sale last spring. But the publicity from that card’s discovery has netted another.
Years ago, a New England man who once had an interest in baseball cards was given several cards from that issue as a gift. He hadn’t seen the cards in twenty years, but was pleased to find out that there was a Ruth in the group.
He’s consigned it to REA for next spring’s auction.
The R306 Babe Ruth was unknown and not in any checklist until the late 1980s .Before that, the R306 Butter Cream set was thought to be complete at 29 cards. Why is it so rare? Hard to say, but it’s possible the card may have originated in non-traditional form