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The House That Babe Ruth Built

Inspired by wise words from the Babe himself, enjoy a lasting reminder to swing for the fences with this pewter paperweight. A sporty tip of the hat to Babe Ruth’s storied career, this classic paperweight is the perfect finishing touch for the baseball enthusiast’s desk or bookshelf. Made in Providence, Rhode Island.

Babe Ruth™ is a registered trademark owned by the family of Babe Ruth.

Exclusively at UncommonGoods.

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20904
Made from
pewter
Measurements
2.7" L x 2.7" W x .375" D; 5 oz.

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HOME PLATE PAPERWEIGHT
 
4.6

(based on 51 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (46)
  • Attractive (37)
  • Durable (30)
  • Bright (12)

Cons

  • Too small (6)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (37)
  • Office (32)
  • Living room (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (33), Budget shopper (12), High-end shopper (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (48)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (24), Child (18), Husband (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (21), Christmas or hanukkah (19), Birthday (8)

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4.0

Cool product

By 

from Rochester, NY

About Me Budget Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Office

    Comments about HOME PLATE PAPERWEIGHT:

    I bought this product as a gift for my brother's college graduation.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Perfect gift!

    By 

    from Kentucky

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts
      • Office

      Comments about HOME PLATE PAPERWEIGHT:

      I was looking for a college graduation gift for a friend's son. This was something he could use in his future office or home. Lots of unique gifts at uncommongoods. I will be shopping here again.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

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      5.0

      Excellent gift!

      By 

      from St. Louis, Mo.

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about HOME PLATE PAPERWEIGHT:

          I gave this as a graduation gift to a young man who is a baseball fan. Very inspirational which is great for a graduation gift.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

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          5.0

          Inspiring quote to see each day

          By 

          from New York ,NY

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts
            • Office

            Comments about HOME PLATE PAPERWEIGHT:

            Great gift choice for my son's thirtieth birthday...he loved it!
            We both found it an inspirational quote, unique in that no one seems
            To know it and also USEFUL...who can't use a nice looking paperweight
            Somewhere in their house or office?

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Child
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

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            4.0

            nice gift

            By 

            from Florida

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts

              Comments about HOME PLATE PAPERWEIGHT:

              just a paper weight with a great message for a graduate.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Child
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

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              5.0

              Outstanding gift for a college baseball graduate!

              By 

              from Connecticut

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Bright
              • Durable
              • Unique

              Cons

              • No Negative Comments

              Best Uses

              • Gifts
              • Graduation gift

              Comments about HOME PLATE PAPERWEIGHT:

              This was a graduation gift for a college grad baseball pitcher. It was just what I was looking for. The message from "Babe" is a lifelong lesson for not only a grandchild but for anyone. I could not have found a better gift. Ordering was fabulous and delivery was so expedient! Received in perfect condition in a nice box to be gift wrapped. Very happy with my purchase. Would definately recommend to everyone, so won't be disappointed.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Child
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

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              4.0

              Very nice product!

              By 

              from Jerseyville, IL

              About Me Budget Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about HOME PLATE PAPERWEIGHT:

                    Very nice paperweight. It is an excellent keepsake for my son.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Child
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Other

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                    4.0

                    Love it! Would buy again

                    By 

                    from Gulfs shores Alabama

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Durable
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                    • Too Small

                    Best Uses

                    • Gifts
                    • Office

                    Comments about HOME PLATE PAPERWEIGHT:

                    Love it!!! Gift for graduation for grandson who won scholarship for baseball and academics!
                    Thought it is unique and he can take to college!!

                    Could be larger but quality A+

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Other
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                    • Other

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                    5.0

                    Very Clean and presntable

                    By 

                    from Mchenry, IL

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Bright
                    • Durable
                    • Got Monies Worth
                    • No Trickery
                    • Perfect Baseball Gift
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gifts
                      • Office

                      Comments about HOME PLATE PAPERWEIGHT:

                      Very clean crisp exciting gift for any true baseball fan.

                      Actual piece looks just like the picture.

                      and engraving is super clean.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Other
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                      5.0

                      Excellent Gift

                      By 

                      from Harleysville, PA

                      About Me Budget Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Unique

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gifts
                        • Living Room
                        • Office

                        Comments about HOME PLATE PAPERWEIGHT:

                        A great sentiment for everyone as they travel the road of life. A great paperweight or desk/shelf ornament that encourages all to never give up and always try!

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        Prompt delivery in good condition.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Husband
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                        Q and A

                        When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                        163votes, 32 comments

                        George
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        $35 is simply too much to pay for a paperweight. $10 or $15 and I could be convinced (I really like the quote), but $35 is too dear.

                        Nick
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        $35 is way too much for a paperweight, and the size is rather large too. I love baseball, but I would not find this functional at my desk.

                        Jane
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        Good thought, but when reduced to paperweight status, it quickly becomes hackneyed. Also not wildly pleasing asthetically

                        pam
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        if it was on something more useful, it might be worth it, but who really uses paperweights these days? The quote is great, just not so much the product it was put on

                        Susan

                        I like the saying but wuld never pay that much for this item!

                        Gail

                        Please lower the price and it will be a grand slam

                        Sanriobaby =^.^=
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Love the saying and this is the perfect gift for those baseball fans as well.

                        Robin

                        I would absolutely get it for several gifts- if it were not so OVERPRICED! I really like it and hope it lands in the catalog.

                        Barb
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        I would like to see it be a few inches larger to justify the price.

                        Julianna
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        Positive saying, I like. Price, I do not.

                        Elena
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        Don't like baseball. Don't like paperweights. Don't actually like paper all that much. :-)

                        Katherine
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        I like the quote but I don't like the shape. I would've picked a sphere or a ball or bat with one flat surface.I wouldn't pay that much either for a paper weight unless it made of lead crystal or something more interesting than heavy metal.

                        Katrina

                        It's cute and I like the quote.

                        Beth
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        We are a hockey family. While I like the quote, it does not apply to our sports interest.

                        Colleen
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        If you brought the price down to $20, I could definitely see myself buying this.

                        Sherry
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Great gift for the baseball fans.

                        Cortney
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        Do people still use paperweights? It would be better as a wall hanging or something.

                        Elizabeth
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        This would be much better as a wall-hanging. Love the quote and the shape though!

                        Mallory
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Needs to be around $20 instead. Great idea; like the shape and quote.

                        Xena
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        If you're going to use the quote, you should use the full quote. Also, who still uses paperweights?

                        Carrie
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Little pricey, but I like the saying. I also wish it was colorful...

                        amy
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        it's a little boring

                        NM
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        Like the sentiment, but the style is boring and, a paperweight? Really?

                        Stephanie
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        agreed- boring

                        Grandma B
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        I have a t-shirt that says this. I won't buy this paperweight because I don't want to take the chance that one of my multitude of grandchildren will decide to use it as a weapon but I love the saying!

                        Donna
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        Do people still need paperweights?

                        Lockie
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        I wish there was a sideways thumb. I really like the product

                        Susie
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        Would rather buy this as a refrigerator magnet for $7.

                        Laurie

                        Ugly

                        Whitney

                        Would be perfect for my baseball loving family!! Especially as my Mom was named after Babe Ruth! I want to buy it!

                        Jc

                        Awesome for a little boy's room.

                        Amy

                        I love anything to do with baseball as gifts for my family! Although the price is a little steep, I've already gotten the "Safe" paperweight currently for sale...which cost more. So I can't complain too much.

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