Saturday, September 28, 2013

My first Babe AUTO!!!!

2013 Historic Autographs offered a rather unique product to the public.  Each PSA/DNA contained a cut auto of a historic player and either an original tobacco card OR an original artwork of a tobacco card of the player from 1909-1912.  These retailed for $270 a box.  Each box contained 1 autograph.

I saw the sell sheet of the players available and there were some very big names like Ty Cobb, Nap Lajoie, and Walter Johnson.  There was also a cut auto of the Pittsburgh Pirates all-time Wins leader, Babe Adams which I snagged for $125.
2013 Historic Autographs Babe Adams Cut Auto 10/18
Charles Benjamin "Babe" Adams spent 18 years with the Pittsburgh Pirates posting a 194-139 record with a 2.74 ERA and 1.09 WHIP.  He received above 10% voting for the Hall of Fame only once in 1947.  The two time World Series Champ (1909 and 1925) would go on to serve as a reporter for World War II.

The most remarkable thing I read about Babe was that he once pitched all 21 innings of a game against the NY Giants without allowing a walk.  In nearly 3,000 innings pitched, Babe allowed only 430 walks (1.3BB/9).


  1. Awesome card. Very interesting concept by Historic Autographs. Kudos to them for trying out something new.