Get ready for some auction drama because Robert Edward Auctions is about to drop the hammer on the 1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth rookie card, and this bad boy might just fetch a whopping $10 million or more. It’s like the Super Bowl of baseball cards, folks!
This vintage gem, a sweet SGC 3 (VG) example, is one of the rarest of the rare – only ten known copies exist. It’s like finding a needle in a haystack, but if that needle was worth more than your house. This card captures Babe Ruth at the tender age of 19 when he was just a minor league legend with Baltimore. On the flip side, you get the team schedule – like a bonus feature on a DVD, but way cooler.
Believe it or not, this is the first time a 1914 Baltimore News card has graced the public stage in over ten years. And the star of the show? The best darn copy we’ve seen hit the auction block in over 15 years. It’s like finding a hidden treasure chest in your grandma’s attic, only this one’s filled with baseball gold.
Brian Dwyer, the auction bigwig, is all pumped up about it. He’s saying this card isn’t just a piece of baseball history; it’s practically the Declaration of Independence for sports memorabilia. It’s like owning a piece of the moon, but instead of moon dust, you’ve got Babe Ruth magic.
This card, the MVP of grading with the highest SGC score and only one PSA 4 beating it, had a wild journey. Sold for a cool $6 million to a Florida collector in 2021, it even had its own fan club with fractional ownership on the Collectable platform – imagine owning a piece of a million-dollar card, like a sports stock market.
The card has some serious street cred, having hung out with the same Baltimore family for over a century. It was the VIP guest at the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum until earlier this year. Now, it’s making a comeback, and you can catch a sneak peek on November 15 from 2-4 PM. It’s like the card’s own Hollywood red carpet event, complete with a blue version making a guest appearance.
And if you’re feeling all fancy and want a private viewing, REA is rolling out the red carpet on November 15 and again in New York City on November 29. Just shoot them an email at email@example.com, and you might get a front-row seat to Babe Ruth’s rookie card extravaganza.
This Babe Ruth card is the headliner in a 4,000-lot auction running from November 17 to December 3. The last time a PSA 1 version sold in 2012, it went for over $450,000. But in today’s card-crazy world, where a Mickey Mantle card pulled in $12.6 million in 2022, who knows what kind of crazy bidding war we’re in for this time?
Dwyer wraps it up, saying this Babe Ruth card is the holy grail for collectors. And with only a handful in existence, it’s like trying to buy tickets to a sold-out concert – good luck getting one. This card’s gonna be the talk of the town, and we might not see another one up for grabs for years. So, mark your calendars, folks – it’s Babe’s time to shine!