06-29-2020, 04:28 AM
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I found this on Facebook: Babe Ruth's first game at Yankee Stadium (check the outfield advertising)
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 06-29-2020, 05:41 AM
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Nice picture.  I wonder who was the brush advertiser?

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 06-29-2020, 11:47 AM
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I love this picture - first time seeing it. Thanks, Jack.

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 06-29-2020, 11:55 AM
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Facebook: New York City Memories/ Bill Kilpatrick 
Babe Ruth’s first New York game in the new Yankee Stadium, April 19, 1923
Babe Ruth’s first New York game in the new Yankee Stadium, April 19, 1923

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 06-29-2020, 06:13 PM
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I did some snooping.  Couldn't find a pic with the name of the brush maker.  But I did see there was a Burma Shave sign over right field.  And then this one with Lou Gehrig.

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 06-29-2020, 08:14 PM
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(06-29-2020, 06:13 PM)2Chops Wrote: I did some snooping.  Couldn't find a pic with the name of the brush maker.  But I did see there was a Burma Shave sign over right field.  And then this one with Lou Gehrig.

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It was Ever Ready.

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 06-29-2020, 09:12 PM
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(06-29-2020, 08:14 PM)jmudrick Wrote:
(06-29-2020, 06:13 PM)2Chops Wrote: I did some snooping.  Couldn't find a pic with the name of the brush maker.  But I did see there was a Burma Shave sign over right field.  And then this one with Lou Gehrig.

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It was Ever Ready.

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Thanks.  Shaving must have been "big time" back then or Ford and Chase Manhattan had small advertising budgets.  I do not recall even seeing a Gillette ad at a sporting event stadium or arena today.

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 06-30-2020, 02:39 AM
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Gillette's recent marketing budget was slashed long before COVID so this may explain not seeing Gillette in the recent past. My guess is other product/service companies bid much higher for ad spots. Cars, beer, insurance have much larger ad budgets than shaving creams, razors.

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 06-30-2020, 03:37 AM
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(06-29-2020, 08:14 PM)jmudrick Wrote:
(06-29-2020, 06:13 PM)2Chops Wrote: I did some snooping.  Couldn't find a pic with the name of the brush maker.  But I did see there was a Burma Shave sign over right field.  And then this one with Lou Gehrig.

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It was Ever Ready.

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Thanks.

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 06-30-2020, 03:39 AM
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I really like their sweaters/jackets. They look to be reversible and have a hood. I have to wonder what the sweater that the Babe is wearing would be worth today.

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 06-30-2020, 09:23 AM
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Better view of the Ever Ready billboard.[Image: 2faf9c70ddaab15a7ae2a3e89f5ad2a4.jpg]

And another of the Gem.
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 06-30-2020, 09:45 AM
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Great vintage photos, guys!

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 06-30-2020, 09:49 AM
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Yankee Stadium 1955 - not much changes

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 06-30-2020, 09:51 AM
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Yankee stadium 1965 - I think I see a blade ad!

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 07-02-2020, 04:36 AM
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Great pic, Jack

I never get tired of learning more about Babe Ruth.  Fascinating man

A few quick comments......

April 18 1923 was opening day at the new "Yankee Stadium".  The cost of the 63,000 seat, triple deck stadium was a whopping $2.5 million

Ruth was heard saying before the game "I'd give a year of my life if I can hit a home run in this first game..."  Sure enough, the Babe hit a home run in the third inning. Yanks won 4-1

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 07-02-2020, 04:42 AM
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(06-30-2020, 09:51 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: Yankee stadium 1965 - I think I see a blade ad!

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Yes. Schick blades and Aqua Velva next to it.

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 07-02-2020, 05:06 AM
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Imagine what stats Ruth would have had if he kept himself in shape like Gehrig.
Also, what year did shaving ads stop appearing in Yankee stadium? Gotta figure long before the 80s.

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 07-02-2020, 05:27 AM
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(07-02-2020, 05:06 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: Imagine what stats Ruth would have had if he kept himself in shape like Gehrig.
Also, what year did shaving ads stop appearing in Yankee stadium? Gotta figure long before the 80s.


That is what makes the man so fascinating.  He was basically just a big kid....lived on hot dogs and beer, candy and cigars.   His teammates referred to him as "that big, bawdy sonofabitch that we all loved...."

Even out of shape his stats are incredible. I mean..forget hitting. Just look at his pitching stats...

his rookie season in 1916 he won 23 games (pitched all 9 innings), struck out 170 and his era was 1.75.  He was the best pitcher in the AL 1916-1918. His lifetime ERA is 2.23, which is better than Roger Clemens.

My guess is the shaving ads died in the '70's...with the advent of the hippie

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 07-02-2020, 05:37 AM
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one of my favorite pics of Babe.  Even in a crowd, he's instantly recognizable.  Flashin' that grin.....

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