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1933 R319 Goudey #181 Babe Ruth SGC NM/MT 88

Starting Bid - $5,000.00, Sold For - $18,800.00

Graded NM/MT 88 by SGC. Beautiful and absolutely stunning high-grade example of one of Babe Ruth’s most classic cards, #181 Ruth with green background from the 1933 Goudey series. Literally one of the finest examples of this classic card in existence. The offered card is extraordinary in all respects. This is an exceptionally high-end NM/MT example, bordering on Mint. Perfect registration. Flawless colors. Sharp corners. Perfectly bright and clean, both front and back. Snow white borders and centered slightly to the bottom right border. The reverse is also essentially unimprovable with extremely bold green-on-white printing. This is the only NM-MT 88 1933 Goudey #181 ever graded by SGC, with only one example ever graded higher at Mint 96. In fact, of the 395 1933 Goudey Babe Ruths in total of all four poses graded to date by SGC, only seven examples have ever been graded NM/MT 88 and only three examples have ever been graded higher (two NM-MT 92s and one Mint 96). This is a world-class example of one Babe Ruth's most important and highly prized baseball cards. Spectacular NM/MT example bordering on Mint territory. The equivalent SMR value for the assigned grade is $18,500. Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000/$15,000+. SOLD FOR $18,800.00

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