‘It’s In The Details’
|Size||1 3/4″ x 2 1/2″
|Number in Set
1932 Abdulla Cigarettes Overview
The 1932 Abdulla Cigarettes set includes a total of 200 German-produced cards. The key for American collectors here is the card of New York Yankees star Babe Ruth – the only baseball issue in the entire release.
The cards are extremely basic with a simple look. They are also equally rare. The Ruth surfaces here in America with some regularity as it is highly desirable to baseball card collectors. But finding other cards in the set has proven extremely difficult.
Ruth’s card was No. 196 in the set and the card measures approximately 1 3/4″ x 2 1/2″. Produced in 1932, this is a contemporary card produced while Ruth was still an active major league player.
The front of the card includes a black and white image of Ruth and has his name at the bottom with ‘Amerika’ to designate that he was a U.S. athlete. The back also includes his name and some text in German. The set contains many other subjects, including boxers, golfers, and tennis Hall of Famer Bill Tilden, who is on Card No. 195.
While the Ruth is the big fish in the set, the card of golfer Bobby Jones is right up there as well and commands a lot of money.
The Ruth card has become more popular to American collectors over the years. It is fairly rare but can be a little more affordable than some of Ruth’s other American issues from his playing days.
1932 Abudlla Cigarettes Checklist
While a total of 200 cards are in the set, Ruth’s issue is the only baseball card.