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01-22-2009, 08:21 PM
Posted By: <b>Kyle</b><p>I'm sure many of you saw this very unique item, and I assume that the winning bidder is a member on the forum (I'm guessing Mr. Leon got it).Anyone know what it actually was?<br><br><img src="http://imagehost.vendio.com/bin/imageserver.x/00000000/wwolst12/.mids/HanksRuthCard1.jpg" alt="[linked image]"><br><br><br><a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&amp;item=140294565884" target="_new" rel="nofollow">http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&amp;item=140294565884</a><br><br>The research I put into trying to figure it out, I date the image on the card either 1927 or 1928, when Cobb was with Philly. Was he a coach into the 1930s thought?<br><br>Something I did stumble upon is that unidentified player in the background, back turned to the camera - black high socks, looks a lot like the unidentified player in the background of this card:<br><br><img src="http://www.bmwcards.com/ebaystore/33bbruth7.jpg" alt="[linked image]"><br><br>(thanks for the scan BMW - don't have any of my previously owned posted online)<br><br><br>So after seeing that, I start to consider dating the card into the early 1930s.<br><br>Anyone else figure anything else out about the card? Congrats to the winner.<br><br><br>-Kyle<br><br>

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01-22-2009, 08:30 PM
Posted By: <b>Paul</b><p>I think the unidentified player is Miller Huggins.

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01-22-2009, 08:33 PM
Posted By: <b>Matt</b><p>It's a card thought to have been put out by the makers of the Tabacalera La Morena issue - Glen posted another card from this issue on the forum a few years back. I believe it's a 1928 issue.<br><br><p><br><br><br><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/mwieder/ForTradeSale" rel="nofollow">My Trade/Sale Page</a></p>

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01-22-2009, 09:04 PM
Posted By: <b>Bobby Binder</b><p>They look to old to me in that card almost like it was an exhibition game after they retired.

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01-22-2009, 09:23 PM
Posted By: <b>leon</b><p>I did get it. I have 2 other cards, with the same backs on them, that I probably date to the early 30's. They have cartoonish fronts on them.....No other research I did turned up anything. I thought it was a neat card for my collection. You don't see too many period cards with both Ruth and Cobb. It's not a Tabacalera though.....<br><br><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1232688649.JPG" alt="[linked image]"> <br><br><img src="http://luckeycards.com/ptunc1927tabaclareraruthgehrig.jpg" alt="[linked image]"><br><br><br><br>