‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Babe Ruth Headin’ Home
|Images||Black and White|
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1920 Babe Ruth Headin’ Home Cards Overview
In 1920, Babe Ruth starred in a silent sports movie called, “Headin’ Home.” Ruth plays himself in the movie but the actual account of his life on the screen was not the same as in his real life.
As publicity for the movie, a series of card featuring Ruth were distributed. The black and white cards could be found in different sizes and types. Several different baseball poses of Ruth are on the cards and three primary types exist, per this post on Net54:
- A smaller 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ card (sometimes with blank backs and sometimes with a theater name on the back)
- A larger 1 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ card with some sort of theater name on the back
- A larger 1 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ card with a special Tex Rickard ad
Tex Rickard was a famous promoter in the 1920s. His ad states that the first showing of the movie would be at Madison Square Garden on September 19th.
Of note, too, is that other premium items from the movie exist, including some larger photos of Ruth to help promote the film.
1920 Babe Ruth Headin’ Home Cards Checklist
- Ruth facing left swinging
- Ruth follow through swing facing right
- Ruth with bat (horizontal)
- Ruth with bat full body (vertical)
- Ruth with bat close up facing left (vertical)