The Great Bambino, The Big Bam, The Sultan of Swat, Jack Dunn’s Baby, or The Behemoth of Bust… Babe Ruth is undoubtedly one of the best baseball players of all-time.
His name is bigger than life and the value of his cards should only go up.
If you don’t already have a Babe Ruth card in your collection we suggest adding one, two, or five 🙂
Here are some of the better Babe Ruth cards to invest your hard earn money in.
1933 Babe Ruth Goudey Sport Kings #2 New York Yankees (buy on eBay)
We love, LOVE this card!
We consider it to be the best Babe Ruth card for the casual investor looking to own a slice of the Sultan of Swat without spending a million dollars.
The 1933 Babe Ruth Sports Kings Gum Card is numbered 2 and reads “Babe Ruth, the “Home Run King“, is the greatest hero of the game of baseball. His amazing feats of the diamond are almost as well known in the far off country of Japan, as in this country (United States)”
We recently bought an SGC 84 graded version of this card for $16,900.
1916 Babe Ruth Sporting News Boston Red Sox
This legendary card pictures the Great Bambino firing the ball as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox.
You will need deep, DEEP pockets to obtain this bad boy.
PSA 8 graded cards will go for well over one million dollars while lesser graded cards such as a PSA 3 will still set you back 25k!
The 1916 Babe Ruth Sporting News card is considered the rookie card of the greatest player who ever lived and it is one of his most difficult cards overall to obtain.
1933 Goudey Babe Ruth (#53,144,149,181) (buy on eBay)
Card #53 (yellow)
Card #149 (red)
Card #181 (green)
Card #144 (field and several structures in the background)
The 1933 Babe Ruth #53 yellow is the most valuable of the bunch with one selling on 12/09/2019 at a Robert Edward Auctions for $21,000. A PSA 9 grade of the yellow card will cost well north of $500,000.
Babe Ruth Card Values
- 1933 Babe Ruth Goudey Sport Kings: PSA 9 $350,000 (complete list)
- 1916 Babe Ruth Sporting News: PSA 8 $1,300,000 (complete list)
- 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth: PSA 6 $600,000 (complete list)
Babe Ruth Investment Outlook: Strongest Buy Possible