Jacob Ruppert owned the Jacob Ruppert Brewing Company until his death in 1939. He was also one of the most important men in American history. Not just for also being a member of Congress. But because he owned the New York Yankees baseball team, acquired Babe Ruth, built Yankee stadium and a dynasty that lives forever in sports lore.
Oh - that Jacob Ruppert!
Now you know what beer Babe Ruth drank.
Shown is Bock Beer from 1937. The can refers to JACOB RUPPERT BOCK BEER "INTERNAL REVENUE TAX PAID" - "KEGLINED / PATENTS PENDING" 12OZ. OPENING INSTRUCTIONAL FLAT TOP CAN.
If you look closely the circular picture on the back of the can depicts instructions for how to open a top opening can. Interesting - something even kids take for granted today. But at some point everything was once new.
Value: This can, with a picture of a goat's head in good condition sold for $4650.
The Jacob Brewery closed down in 1965 and then not much was thought of the place. Recently, while excavating for a new Manhattan highrise portions of the Jacob Brewery were found on the construction site:
This can has a picture of a ram on the front. It refers to "RUPPERT Knickerbocker BOCK New York's Famous Beer". This twelve ounce can opened from the bottom.
Value: We saw this can in very good condition sell for $130.
This embossed Jacob Ruppert beer bottle is green. One of the endearing features of this bottle is the bottle cap which shows Jacob in a colonial outfit. The bottle is nine and one-quarter inches tall and two and three-quarter inches wide.
Value: This bottle sold for $25.
This antique knickerbocker beer bottle has a picture of an eagle holding a shield in its talons. A banner reads "Centennial Prize Medal" and refers to the Jacob Ruppert being established in 1867 (his birth year). The label refer to a 1920 copyright.
Value: This bottle in decent condition sold for about $40.