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1948-49   Pacific Coast Baseball News Premium

(shown at approximate actual size)

Year(s) Published: 1948-49
ACC Designation:   --
Set Name: Pacific Coast Baseball News
Card Size (inches): 3-7/8 x 5-5/8
Number of Cards in Set: 1
Est. Value (common; VG): $85

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Set Summary
  • Issued in 1949 by Pacific Coast Sports Publishing of Los Angeles
  • Borderless black and white premium with facsimile Ruth signature
  • Issued as tribute to Ruth within months after Ruth's death
  • Offered at 10 cents each or free with $1 subscription to paper
  • Back filled with Ruth career stats from 1920 through 1934
  • Type 1 back--Compliments of AAPBC* line printed at bottom
  • Type 2 back--no sponsor identified on back (example above)

          *AAPBC=American Association of Professional Baseball Clubs

  • References:
    Old Cardboard Staff, "Vintage Set Profile: 1949 Ruth Tribute Card," Old Cardboard eNewsletter, Issue #51 (July 2008)

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