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TarponMan Offline
#1 Posted:
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Here's Babe Ruth, rolling his own in Cuba, around 1920. He played some exhibition games there in his early career.
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RMAN4443 Offline
#2 Posted:
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pretty cool, I've never seen that picture before....very interesting to see
lance4824 Offline
#3 Posted:
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awesome picture...
KingoftheCove Offline
#4 Posted:
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lance4824 wrote:
awesome picture...

+1
Gene363 Offline
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Herfing
delta1 Offline
#6 Posted:
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very interesting...wonder if this was his introduction to cigars...he had pix taken with a cigar in his later years...
KingoftheCove Offline
#7 Posted:
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delta1 wrote:
very interesting...wonder if this was his introduction to cigars...he had pix taken with a cigar in his later years...

I don't think so, thought he starting using tobacco at a young age.
I know he was a pitch man for White Owls back in the day. d'oh!

Then again, maybe White Owls from dem days was good...
Abrignac Offline
#8 Posted:
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KingoftheCove wrote:
I don't think so, thought he starting using tobacco at a young age.
I know he was a pitch man for White Owls back in the day. d'oh!

Then again, maybe White Owls from dem days was good...


Yeah, I think that was before peaches were invented...
Numismaniac Offline
#9 Posted:
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Stolen from a CA article, his cigar rolling ability was known and while in Cuba he demonstrated his cigar rolling talents. Although he preferred large cigars, he was able to roll perfectos quite well, as is seen in this photo. It is supposedly legit and I can't find the article about this occurrence, I might've seen it in some documentary.


To say young George was mischievous would be an understatement. He was always getting into trouble roughhousing and tossing tomatoes at police officers in the hardscrabble neighborhood surrounding his father's saloon. By age seven, he was impossible for his parents to control or for his father, who put in long hours at the saloon, to discipline. As Babe's daughter Dorothy recalls, his parents sent him to St. Mary's Industrial School to ensure that he learned a vocation. The strict institution--a combination orphanage and reform school--was run by an order of Xavierian Brothers who taught Ruth how to make shirts and roll cigars.

Source/Cigar Aficianado magazine
Cereal City Cigar Smoker Offline
#10 Posted:
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^ Fascinating! Thanks for the additional information! Applause Applause Applause

c3s
Numismaniac Offline
#11 Posted:
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Quite welcome, Brother!

I wonder if anyone has any of those shirts he made, LOL!!! Would be worth a MINT, IF you cold prove it!!!
Palama Offline
#12 Posted:
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Numismaniac wrote:
Quite welcome, Brother!

I wonder if anyone has any of those shirts he made, LOL!!! Would be worth a MINT, IF you cold prove it!!!


That would be cool to have...but like you said, IF you could prove it. And probably more valuable than the autographed baseball we have.
Numismaniac Offline
#13 Posted:
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I actually witnessed a Babe Ruth ball, but it was done for a marketing deal for an automobile dealership and it was not on an official League ball, so we passed on it. Our expert in that area didn't even make an offer! I learned quite a bit about the market during the collapse from before in '07 until 2010 when I had to quit. Still need to write the book, though.
moonman Offline
#14 Posted:
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Numi is a wealth of knowledge. I knew I'd have more FUN here than over in Politics.
moonman Offline
#15 Posted:
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puff, puff, pass
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