Babe Ruth card a treasure that appeals to many

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BALTIMORE (AP) -- Much like the icon it depicts, the 1914 Babe Ruth baseball card is renowned for a variety of reasons.

For a collector, it's a unique treasure worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. It is the first Babe Ruth card, and fewer than a dozen are known to be in existence. It pictures Ruth as a pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles of the International League.

For Mike Gibbons, the executive director of the Babe Ruth Museum, the card represents an early glimpse at a man whose popularity would transcend baseball, and a man who would forgo life as a pitcher to become arguably the greatest slugger in baseball history.

And to Glenn Davis, who has loaned the card to the museum, it represents a loving link with his grandfather and father.