1920s Babe Ruth and Snookums Promotional Card

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Title Babe Ruth and Snookums Promotional Card
Year 1920s
Size 3″ x 5″
Images Black and White
Type Miscellaneous
Number in Set
1

1920s Babe Ruth and Snookums Promotional Card Overview

phunc1926snookumsruthThis rare card features Baby Snookums with the legendary Babe Ruth. It was possibly a Universal issue since both appeared in Universal films and their paths may not have otherwise crossed.

Snookums was a popular child actor in the 1920s that appeared in movie shorts show before feature presentations. He was portrayed by Lawrence ‘Sunny’ McKeen.

The card’s exact date is not known. However, it is likely to be circa 1926 or 1927. McKeen was born in 1924 and appears to be about two or three years old here. The card is yellow and features Ruth holding the child. ‘Snookums and Babe Ruth’ is printed below without any additional information and the back of the card is blank.

Sadly, McKeen passed away at the age of only eight due to a blood infection.

1920s Babe Ruth and Snookums Promotional Card Checklist

This is a standalone issue not part of a set.

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