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Play Ball with Babe Ruth

eBay Item of the Day

Come July, the Hunt Auction folks are going to put this spectacular Play Ball with Babe Ruth poster up for bid at the All-Star Fan Fest. According to an email they sent out, the last time one came on the market was 14 years ago and it went for $92,000 (that's $125,000 in today's money).

Now that you've been warned, you've got two months to get your affairs in order (by which I mean selling your home, car and jewelry) so that you can bid on it. Or, if you don't feel you'll be liquid enough by then, you can always buy this smaller, reproduction poster version for pennies on the dollar.

Play Ball with Babe Ruth was a series of short films that gave kids instruction. Lucky for us, a few of them are on youtube:

Just Pals

Fancy Curves

Slide Babe, Slide

Here's the poster to be auctioned:

Play_ball_-_hunt_medium

And here's the repro item:

Play_ball_-_repro_medium

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