Sunday, January 27, 2008

There are good days, and then there are Damn Good Days

My Wife says I am the luckiest person she has ever known. In fact she thinks if her terrible luck didn't rub off on me, I would be even luckier. To be honest, I can't really argue with her. I have never really hit that big "HOLY CRAP" pull. However, on a consistent basis I do defy the odds and prove to be pretty damn lucky. Today is one of those days.

I wish the scanner did a better job of picking up the film reel. The image is of Ruth still in the batters box with bat in hand as he follows through on his swing and looks up to the Right Field bleachers, no doubt tracking one of his 714 Home Runs. Also somewhat hidden from the scanner in the bottom right hand corner of the front of the card is the UD 1 of 1 logo. Now this is by no means the only Reel History Babe Ruth card out there, but each of us lucky bastards at least has a different piece of said history to drool over. Beats the hell out of those mirror sets with 700 cards with the same photo. I have now bought three boxes of this product this year, and have yet to net an autograph, but I will take this awesome relic of nearly 100 year old footage any time. As those of you who watched the Burns documentary might remember it wasn't until later in Ruth's career that the Yanks added numbers to the backs of their uniforms to match their spots in the batting order. Ruth got his number 3 with Gehrig wearing number 4. This footage predates that occurrence since there is no number on his jersey putting this film from the early 1920's. Pretty sweet, and a great idea from Upper Deck.


On Base Autos said...

Awesome card. Truly a piece of history.

White Sox Cards said...

WOW! I am impressed!

dayf said...

Now that is pretty cool.