Rube Marquard made his major league debut with the New York Giants on September 25, 1908. Valuable Rube Marquard baseball collectibles include sheet music, tobacco and candy cards, signed baseballs, autographed photos and signed Hall of Fame plaque postcards.
Cleveland-born Richard William "Rube" Marquard (1886-1980) was one of the great pitching aces of his day. Marquard played his 1908-1925 major league baseball career with the New York Giants, Brooklyn Robins, Cincinnati Reds and Boston Braves, amassing a 201-177 won-loss record, 1,593 strikeouts and a lifetime earned run average of 3.08. A three-time 20-game winner (1911, 1912, 1913), Rube Marquard was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971.
Here are ten valuable Rube Marquard baseball collectibles that are sure to interest historians and sports memorabilia collectors. Now taking the mound once again the great Rube Marquard...
Rube Marquard 1911-14 Brunners Bread Baseball Card
Rube Marquard graces the 1911-14 Brunners Bread D304 baseball series. One graded example in SGC 60 excellent 5 condition brought $1,015.75 at auction.
Rube Marquard 1911-14 Brunners Bread card $1,015.75 - Heritage Auctions
Rube Marquard Circa 1930 Single Signed Baseball
A Semi-Pro League baseball circa 1930 signed by Rube Marquard on a side panel sold at auction for $836.50.
Rube Marquard 1909 American Caramel Baseball Card
Rube Marquard populates the 1909 E91 American Caramel baseball issue. One graded example in PSA very good-excellent 4 condition brought $131.45 at auction.
Rube Marquard 1909 American Caramel card $131.45 - Heritage Auctions
Rube Marquard 1912 T207 Baseball Card
Rube Marquard appears in the 1912 T207 tobacco baseball series. One graded example with brown background variation in SGC 40 very good 3 condition sold at auction for $119.50. The card's reverse carries an ad for Little Recruit Cigars.
Rube Marquard 1912 T207 card $119.50 - Heritage Auctions
Rube Marquard 1912 Baseball's The Game For Me Sheet Music
Vintage baseball sheet music is huge with collectors. A 1912 Rube Marquard tribute sheet titled "Baseball's The Game For Me" in excellent condition brought $53 at auction.
Rube Marquard 1912 sheet music $53 - Heritage Auctions
Rube Marquard Autographed Photo
An 8x10-inch photo inscribed "My Kindest Regards Sincerely, Rube Marquard" sold at auction for $77.68.
Rube Marquard Signed Gold Hall of Fame Plaque Postcard
A gold Hall of Fame plaque postcard signed by Rube Marquard brought a bargain $31 at auction.
Rube Marquard autographed Hall of Fame postcard $31 - Heritage Auctions
Rube Marquard 1917 Boston Store Baseball Card
Card #108 Rube Marquard graces the 1917 H801-8 Boston Store baseball set. One graded example in PSA near mint 7 condition sold at auction for $705.
Rube Marquard 1917 Boston Store card $705 - Robert Edward Auctions
Rube Marquard 1910-12 T215 Red Cross Tobacco Baseball Card
Rube Marquard is featured in the 1910-12 T215 Red Cross Tobacco baseball series. One graded example in PSA very good-excellent 4 condition commanded a top bid of $1,645.
Rube Marquard 1910-12 Red Cross Tobacco card $1,645 - Robert Edward Auctions
Rube Marquard 1923 Curtis Ireland Baseball Card
Rube Marquard graces the 1923 E123 baseball series issued by the Curtis Ireland Candy Company of St. Louis. One graded example in PSA excellent 5 condition sold at auction for $822.50. The cards could be redeemed in order to obtain a "genuine Spalding Official National League Base Ball" – which we now know was a sucker bet! The winners/suckers' names appear in the 1923 sports pages of the old, defunct St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Ah, should've kept those cards, folks!
Rube Marquard 1923 Curtis Ireland candy card $822.50 - Robert Edward Auctions
Rube Marquard Sports Memorabilia Credits & Top Image
- Auction results and images courtesy Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas, and Robert Edward Auctions, LLC, Watchung, New Jersey
- Top image: Rube Marquard and son Rube Jr. 1918 photo by George Grantham Bain for Culver Pictures Inc. $529 - Robert Edward Auctions