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1924-1928 Babe Ruth Card Rarities Collection (3)

Starting Bid - $500.00 , Sold For - $2,643.75

Three quality Babe Ruth cards from three different sets from the 1920s, each graded and encapsulated by SGC. Few quality sets were issued in the 1920s. These are three of the best Ruth cards of the decade: 1) 1924 V122 Willard's Chocolates #5 Babe Ruth (SGC GOOD 30). This 56-card multi-sport Canadian issue features only three baseball players (Ruth, Cobb, and Collins). These black-and-white cards (1-3/8 x 3-3/8 inches) are printed on thin cardboard stock with blank backs. This is a very attractive card of Babe Ruth displaying a sharp, clear image, with evenly rounded corners. This is an unusual and exciting card, with an image unique to the V122 set, and which identifies Ruth under his name as the "Home Run Champion." 2) 1926 Spalding Champions Babe Ruth (SGC VG/EX 50). This is the premier 1920s Babe Ruth baseball card. Very attractive example of the key card from this 1920s set issued by the Spalding Sporting Goods Company. In our opinion, these are the most classic cards of the 1920s, beautifully and elegantly designed . In our eyes, these are the "Ramlys" of the 1920s. This mid-grade example is bright and crisp, with no creases but with corner wear, and is centered 60/40 left to right. Text style reverse with 1926 copyright. 3) 1928 Harrington's #6 Babe Ruth (SGC VG 40). It is interesting to note that Ruth is actually pictured in a Boston Red Sox uniform on this card. The set is identical in design to several other contemporary ice cream sets (Tharp's, Yeungling’s, Sweetman, etc.), but with advertising for Harrington's Ice Cream on the reverse. Bright and clean, with a hint of toning on the left border, and even wear to the corners. The card has no creases and is centered approximately 65/35 left to right, and 60/40 top to bottom. Few cards of Ruth date from the 1920s. The modest production quality of most cards in this era has surprisingly kept these cards relatively affordable compared to many Ruth cards issued in earlier and later years, though the excellent value they represent and the distinctive qualities of each of these issues have earned them a growing appreciation among advanced collectors in recent years. All three of these cards are the key cards from their respective sets. Total 3 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $2,643.75

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