ORIGINAL Vintage 1928 BABE RUTH Home Run Candy WRAPPER
Here is a true, genuine piece of Sports History! VERY RARE Original Vintage 1928 Babe Ruth “Home Run" Wrapper featuring the Bambino. One of the short-lived candy products that the Babe backed in an attempt to combat the Curtis Candy Co. and their "Baby Ruth" candy bars (Babe unsuccessfully sued the Curtiss company for the use of what he felt was an infringement of his name). Ask any seasoned memorabilia collector or prominent sports auction house and they will tell you – ALL Babe Ruth candy bar wrappers in any condition are RARE. Do not be fooled. (WARNING - beware of the countless cheap reproductions being offered on paper that are deceptively made to look old).
The Ruth wax wrapper was virtually unknown to the hobby until the late 80’s when a small find of 14 wrappers made its way into the hobby. Several others including the previously ‘lone’ specimen owned by legendary collector, the late-Barry Halper’s have made its way to auction since. This offered example is special in that it is the RARER “variation” of the one that is seen in auctions from time to time. The difference is distinctive, most noticeable the absence of the text around the wide outer border.
This 5” x 7-3/8” wrapper is all-original. It is in about very good to excellent in condition with the usual fold lines and crinkling associated with such a piece, Overall the colors are solid and the specimen displays in a condition far better than its technical grade. As with all items, we sell, it is 100% Guaranteed Vintage and Original. This is a quality Ruthian keepsake and a real tough variation in ANY condition !
Acquired from the Lead PSA Authenticator for Sports Photography and also author of "A Portrait of Baseball Photography" the book on collecting antique photographs
Of Course Cvtreasures stamp NOT on original, ONLY the website image.
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