The most visible, dominating, and popular athlete in American history, the Babe turned baseball and the world on its head. "He was a circus, a play and a movie, all rolled into one," said teammate Lefty Gomez. "Kids adored him, Men idolized him. Women loved him. There was something about him that made him great." Babe Ruth was more than a great baseball player, he was an American hero who became a legend and an icon. Long after his last home run, his name has come to signify greatness and strength. No baseball card symbolizes the essence of American sport more so than Babe Ruth’s true rookie card. Prior to his inclusion as card #151 in The Sporting News’ 1915 release, Ruth had pitched in just four games for the Boston Red Sox. Sporting News subscribers who were compiling sets of these premium cards at that time, could never have known the reverence that card #151 would someday inspire. Today it, along with the T206 Wagner, it is the crown jewel of the hobby, the embodiment of the purest elements of baseball card collecting. The offered example stands as arguably, the finest of any specimen known, a claim reinforced by its status as one of two copies graded NM-MT 8 by PSA with none higher.