1987 Hygrade Babe Ruth1980s Babe Ruth Cards

Only a handful of truly original Babe Ruth baseball cards were printed in the 80's. As a result, there aren't too many high-priced cards sold from then. Many of the most popular 1980's Ruth cards are reprints from his original cards. Collectors looking for handsome displays of Ruth originals can find many of those reprints from the 80's.

The 1987 Hygrade Baseball's All-Time Greats card is one of only a handful of original Babe Ruth baseball cards printed in the 80's.  The set features Hall of Fame players on a simple card with green and gold trim.  As with most Ruth cards printed in this era, it usually sells for under a dollar.


The late 1980s did bring the emergence of the Starting Lineup action figures.  Each action figure came with that player's baseball card.  Ruth had at least a couple such figures released in that first decade.