Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons LXXIII
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Little is known about the origins of this postcard, which provides only a few clues to its past. The date of September 1, 1934 is from Ruth’s final season as a Yankee. On September 1st of that season, Ruth slugged his 20th home run of the season (706th of his career), with no one on base in the bottom of the first inning against the Washington Senators. The blast was number twenty on the season for Ruth and accounted for the only Yankee run of the game in a 5-1 loss. Ruth would only hit two more home runs the remainder of the season.

The fact that the post card has English, French and Chinese language may provide a clue to its beginnings, but this is only speculation on our part. Since baseball was highly popular in Montreal in the 1930’s after the Brooklyn Dodgers made the Montreal Royals their top AAA Farm Team, and both Chinese and French are commonly spoken in Montreal (Quebec boasts the highest Chinese immigrant population in all of Canada, with the greatest concentration of Chinese speaking Canadians living in Montreal). So, a good working theory would be that this wonderful relic came to us from north of the border.
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1934 Houshin Deusa Babe Ruth Postcard

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Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,577.60
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Friday, December 1, 2017.
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