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1933 Goudey #181 Babe Ruth GAI EX-MT+ 6.5

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $4,930.00

Graded EX-MT+ 6.5 by GAI. Beautiful high-grade example of one of Babe Ruth's most classic cards, #181 Ruth with green background from the 1933 Goudey series. By all accounts this card appears to be in very strong Nr/Mt or Nr/Mt-Mt condition, but the top-to-bottom and left-to-right centering (which is approximately 75/25 T/B and 35/65 L/R) has knocked it down a grade or two. This is a sharp-looking card, bright and clean, with perfect registration, and with perfectly clean reverse. This is also a highly desirable condition for this card in that it shares almost all of the most important condition elements in common with examples of a much higher technical grade, but is a relatively affordable alternative to a perfectly centered example. This is a rarely offered ideal card for the collector who wants a beautiful high-grade 1933 Goudey Ruth card worthy of the finest collection, but who is not interested in spending the many extra thousands (or tens of thousands) of dollars a significantly higher-graded example might require. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $4,930.00

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