* 1939 Babe Ruth (NOT 1942!) 1st type una peseta Bruguera baseball HOF Spanish rarest earlier series

£1,750.00

Description

Only 20 known BUT most of them are later editions. This is the first edition, provable by the album it came with. Read on... 

Babe Ruth #12 Spanish rare edition card from 1939 (not 1942 as many times wrongly graded) the 1st series was issued for the monotone paper-cover albums with the "una peseta" legend. Made by Bruguera - in 1939! The Spanish experts agree [see page 53 of Moro & Garcia's 2nd edition book].

In 1941 was it reissued with the coloured cover, where Babe Ruth was included again but along with different stickers of war and Disney - a very different collection to the earliest series, from 1939,, which this item came from

So, this is not just the baseball H.O.F. legend, Babe Ruth, this rarity is the earliest type of various issues known made between 1939 and 1941. There are as many as three types, all more or less the same card but issued in different collections by this publisher.

This card was issued in the 1939 collection, not the later 1941 series. It's clearly the first edition series and the album and its fellow cards prove it so. You see, there are different cards in the 1939 album from the 1941 reissue; there are no war cards, no nazi flags, no Mickey Mouse and no Popeye cards in this first series. They came later.

This, the earliest collection, came with national costumes, wildlife creatures and movie comics such as Buster Keaton, the Marx Bros and Stan and Oliie - and certainly no images of World War 2 as are to be found in the later editions. That's why none of the inscriptions in the album contain information dating to later than the 1930's!

Sold as seen, NO creases, NO rips or tears, generally good+, some light waviness in the paper and some faint foxing and mild spots of staining, as seen, SOLD AS SEEN. 

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