This is the first Babe Ruth baseball card I ever got.
As a kid, I remember reading an article in a baseball card magazine about all the cards made of Ruth spanning decades. And while I knew I couldn't afford a 1933 Goudey, the article mentioned a few strip cards that were more in my price range. But where was I supposed to find one?
In the days before eBay, it wasn't so easy to find the older, rarer baseball cards.
Then I went to a national convention in Anaheim, Calif., and guess what I found? This very card of Ruth.
It's been about 25 years, but I think I paid about $20 for it. Back then, as a kid in junior high, that was the most I had ever spent on a baseball card. How could I justify paying that kind of money on a piece of paper?
I'm glad I did.
That is one awesome card right there.
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