1921 Schapira Brothers Candy Babe Ruth Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Schapira Brothers Candy Babe Ruth
Year 1921
Size 1 3/4″ x 2 1/2″
Images Color
Type Candy/Caramel
Number in Set

1921 Schapira Brothers Candy Babe Ruth Overview

1921 Schapira 6 Ruth.jpg

This unique set of six cards features New York Yankees legend Babe Ruth. The cards  were cut directly from boxes of Schapira Brothers candy.

Each card features a color drawing of Babe Ruth. The highlight of the cards was a special promotion centered around them. Anyone acquiring 250 of the cards from the boxes could send them to Schapira Brothers, Inc. (E. 135th Street in New York City) and earn an autographed baseball signed by Babe Ruth.

These cards today are rare and part of that may be from children hoarding them and ultimately redeeming them for the Ruth ball. But they were also printed on boxes and many were likely discarded.

A total of six different Babe Ruth poses were available on the boxes as outlined in the checklist below. The most common picture was the portrait, as that was printed on one side of every box. The other side had a Ruth action pose.

1921 Schapira Brothers Candy Babe Ruth Checklist

  1. Portrait with promotion mention
  2. Cleared the Bags (follow-through swing)
  3. Waiting for a High One (fielding)
  4. They Passed Him (running, dropping bat)
  5. Home Run (swinging)
  6. Over the Fence (swinging)

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