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    RUTH'S HOME RUN CANDY WRAPPER.

    In the early 1920's, Babe Ruth submitted to the good financial guidance of famed ghost writer, Christy Walsh.  One relic of their several ventures is identified here in a wrapper from his short-lived chocolate bar.  With its appearance, the confectionery giant, Curtiss Candy, took exception.  Curtiss had long enjoyed success with their "Baby Ruth" (alluding exclusively to President Grover Cleveland's illegitimate daughter).  And this particular Ruth/Christy bid for fortune was promptly banished from the market.  As such, "Babe Ruth's Own Candy" became extinct and nearly so did the wrapper, as well.  This survivor, about 7 1/2" x 6", is in splendid EX/MT condition.  A minor spot of surface wear appears on the Babe's portrait image, but there's not a tear to be found on this beauty. 



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    Auction Dates
    July, 2004
    29th Thursday
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