Babe Ruth Cards on a Budget: 5 Cards for Under $100
We live in challenging financial times. People everywhere have been tightening belts and squirreling away as much extra cash as possible. Collecting Babe Ruth baseball cards is a popular but often expensive hobby. However, it is absolutely possible to participate as a collector without throwing down thousands of dollars. We've put together the ultimate list of Babe Ruth cards for collectors who are on a budget. If you look for the right deals, all five cards can be purchased for under $100 total.
As with any baseball card, Babe Ruth card prices are significantly affected by condition of the card. You will find that most of the cards selected here are in lesser grades, but many collectors still find these enjoyable to collect as they are as old and as recognizable as their mint condition counterparts.
1. 1959 Fleer #2 Babe Ruth and Ted Williams - A really cool card featuring Hall of Famer Ted Williams with his idol, Babe Ruth. In order to find this card at $10 or less, you are probably looking at PSA 5 or under. Price: $10.
2. 1950 Callahan Babe Ruth - this is a classic vintage black-and-white Babe Ruth card that was distributed by the Baseball Hall of Fame during the 1950's. The Callahan set is very popular with collectors as many of the cards from the set are quite scarce. Fortunately, the Ruth cards are pretty easy to find and can be found for as little as $30. Price: $30.
3. 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth - Arguably the most recognizable of Ruth's cards, the 1933 Goudey cards are always popular with collectors. If you are willing to go with a lower grade, you can sometimes find an original Babe Ruth Goudey card at a rock bottom price. Price: $55.
4. 1962 Topps #139 - With the tagline "Babe Hits 60", this card commemorates Ruth's remarkable accomplishment. The price of this vintage card has slid significantly and can now be found for as little as $1. There were a few similar cards produced in the early 1960's - most have come down in price as well. Price: $1.
5. 1933 Goudey Sport Kings #2 (reprint) - OK, I didn't want to take the easy way out and add a reprint card to this list, but the Sport Kings card is a beautiful and recognizable card. This card is particularly useful if you have plans to display your Ruth cards in your home. You can easily find these reprints for under $1.00. Price: $1.
Total Price: $97.
As you can see, Babe Ruth baseball cards are available to any collector, no matter what the size of your budget. Review our listings (powered by eBay) to find cards that fit your budget.