First of Three Babe Ruth 'Super Chase' Figures Found in Colorado Springs
Extremely Rare Figure Will be Auctioned on eBay
Friday, March 20, 2009
In November, we announced that an extremely rare 'super chase' Babe Ruth figure would be part of Cooperstown 2009. Only five of the figures wearing the Yankee's 'normal' dark blue cap were made; two have been placed in the McFarlane Toys permanent archives; the remaining three were randomly inserted into sealed cases of Cooperstown 2009. This is the rarest Sports Picks figure we've ever released, and the value is considerable.
The first of these three super chase figures has been found in mint condition in Colorado, and will be auctioned on eBay through Beckett Select Auctions. The auction is scheduled to run from March 22-29.
"Over the past few years, we have handled numerous Babe Ruth autographs that have sold from $5,000 to $40,000," says Beckett Media merchandise manager, Dave Sliepka. "This is, without a doubt, the most significant figure Beckett Select Auctions has ever handled. When we were contacted by the dealer who had found it, we were stunned. You just don't expect to hear about a super chase so quickly after its release."
Two Babe Ruth Super Chase figures are still out there somewhere. If you see one, GRAB IT! Prior to this, the rarest Sports Picks figure was a Teemu Selanne Winnipeg Jets figure from the NHL 6 lineup. Most of the Jets Selanne figures had his traditional number eight on his jersey, but 13 of them featured the numeral 13 -- the number he wore during his record-setting rookie season. The last #13 Selanne sold online fetched $8,500 dollars!
>> BABE RUTH "SUPER CHASE" FIGURE (5 figure photos, 2 packaging photos)
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