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1921 Schapira Brothers Babe Ruth Portrait Card (PSA Encapsulated Authentic)
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The 1921 Schapira Bros. rare candy issue is one of Babe Ruth’s earliest as a New York Yankee. The series was unnumbered and features colorized drawings of Babe Ruth on front with an artistic background, white border and blank reverse. They were printed on a candy box in red, white and blue and come in two types. Each box contained one of these ‘portrait cards’ that could be redeemed later for a signed Babe Ruth baseball and one of five action photos. Along with Ruth’s portrait, the front of this card reads, “SEND 250 OF THESE PICTURES TO SHAPIRA BROS. INC. – E.135th St. New York City. – GET A BASE BALL AUTOGRAPHED BY “BABE” RUTH.” This particular offered card has been hand cut then encapsulated by PSA and deemed “AUTHENTIC.” It is most likely qualified by the measurement which is 2-3/8″ tall (it should be approx. 2-1/2″ but it is correctly 1-3/4″ wide). Lastly, there is vertical creasing throughout and top right corner wear. Regardless of qualifications, these cards are hard to come by and showcase an early collectible of Babe Ruth during the start of a legendary career.
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