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Circa 1934 Babe Ruth "Yankiboy" Baseball Uniform Box

Starting Bid - $200.00 , Sold For - $822.50

During the 1930s Babe Ruth endorsed many different types of products. Nearly every kid in America wanted to be like his hero, Babe Ruth. Acknowledging that desire, the people at Yankiboy Play Clothes were only too happy to oblige. Offered is the original box to Yankiboy's "Official Babe Ruth Uniform," the garb that would turn any youngster into a diminutive "Sultan of Swat." This is an extremely rare box which is a prize for display. The box cover features a large full-length photo of Ruth at the plate, which is the same image used on the R309 standup premium of Ruth issued by Goudey Gum in 1934. The company's motto, "Make the Children Happy," appears along the bottom. This is an extremely high-grade example of this very rare Babe Ruth display box. In fact, this may be the finest example we have ever seen. While technically in Very Good to Excellent condition due to a virtually undetectable light stain in the lower left corner (very unobtrusive, and not in the least affecting the display value) and a few small tears along the aprons, the box has a very strong Excellent appearance. It would be hard to imagine a finer example. Included with the Ruth box are two generic Yankiboy baseball suits and a football suit, each in its original box (ranging from Vg to Ex). Each of the identical generic boxes features illustrations of the company's numerous play clothes outfits on the top. One of the baseball suits is comprised of a shirt, pants, and hat, while the other also includes a belt and stirrup socks. The football suit is comprised of a jersey, pants, socks, and helmet. Dimensions: each box 11 x 14 x 1.5 inches. Total: 4 boxes plus two Yankiboy baseball suits and one football suit. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800. SOLD FOR $822.50

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