Petition Tag - babe ruth

1. Make MLB and Topps Accountable

While the Topps Co. has the longest standing, and most storied history in Sports Card Collecting, their recent acquisition of an "Exclusive MLB Licence" has really steered the baseball card to a turn for the worse.

In the past few years, Topps has continuously pushed back release dates so MOST products don't even release during the season.

Combine that with lackluster card design, horriblel, near-worthless value in the product being sold, and disgraceful Redemption turn around time: it is now time to give all companies an MLB Licence. When Companies compete, consumers win.

2. Retire Babe Ruth's Number Throughout Major League Baseball

George Herman Ruth came along at just the right time to save MLB from the "Black Sox Scandal" of 1919. Because of Babe Ruth the distasteful residue of gambling never fully impacted baseball.

Babe's home runs not only revolutionized the way the game was played but they also drew attention away from a devastating grand jury inquiryinto the 1919 World Series. Babe Ruth put people in ballparks all over the country.

When stricken with a genetic cancer, Babe Ruth was a courageous recipient of the first chemotherapy treatment. Babe Ruth was a great American.

He lived his life as freely as anyone and pushed the limits of his talent beyond anything seen in baseball before or since.