One of the top modern era Babe Ruth cards will go up for auction this spring. Lelands says it will offer the Babe Ruth cut signature/bat know book card from 2019 Topps Transcendent in its upcoming Spring Classic Auction.
Pulled in break this past New Year’s Eve, the card was revealed just a few minutes after midnight on January 1, 2020.
The 1/1 card is a bound two piece booklet. Upon opening, on the left side is a color illustration of Babe Ruth adjacent to the knob portion of one of his bats. The right side includes Ruth’s signature.
The auction will open later this spring and is scheduled to close June 19 at Lelands.com.
This weekend, the same breaker was doing a 2020 Topps Transcendent Hall of Fame break and pulled the product hit—a 1/1 quad autograph featuring four members of the inaugural Hall of Fame class of 1936 including Ruth.
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The owner of the card was to be determined later by random drawing.
Both cards should sell for well into five figures, assuming the owner of the quad auto decides to sell.
Kansas City Royals minor league pitcher Daniel Tillo grew up collecting baseball cards.
Now he’s not only on them, he’s still collecting.
Drafted in the third round out of Western Iowa Community College back in 2017, Tillo has been chasing his own cardboard now and recalled signing autographs right after the draft.
“That was kind of a surreal experience too,” he told MiLB.com. “It’s like, ‘Wow, I used to be on the other end of this where I was trying to collect autographs and rookie cards, but now I get to sign them myself. Maybe someone will collect me one day — if I don’t get those cards first’.”
At least one seller was a little tough to deal with when it came to his 1/1 Bowman Superfractor, even when he explained he was buying his own card.
With baseball shut down, he’s had a little more time to hunt for cards to add to his collection.
It’s an entertaining read.
Bidding on a PSA 10 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie card at Goldin Auctions has already set a new record once the buyer’s premium is factored in, with bidding now at over $57,000. There are still two weeks left in the auction.