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Lot # 59: 1929 Shonen Club Babe Ruth Japanese Postcard SGC VG-EX 4

Starting Bid: $200.00

Bids: 17 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "2024 Winter Classic",
which ran from 2/25/2024 10:00 AM to
3/16/2024 10:00 PM

1929 Shonen Club Babe Ruth. Graded VG-EX 4 by SGC. This Japanese issue is one of forty different postcards issued in the August 29, 1929, issue of Shonen Club, which was a Japanese magazine for young adults. Interestingly, it was the only baseball-related postcard in the set, a fact that attests to the extent of Ruth's popularity in Japan a full five years prior to his celebrated visit there in 1934. The Japanese text on the front provides a flowery description of Ruth's prowess at the plate. This is a fine example of this seldom-seen Ruth card and just the fifth we have offered in the past twenty-five years.

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