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1933 R338 Sport Kings #2 Babe Ruth - SGC NM 84

Starting Bid - $2,500, Sold For - $9,400

Graded NM 84 by SGC. One of only seven examples graded at this level; of the 112 examples graded by SGC to date, only eight have graded higher. Spectacular ultra high-grade example of one of the 1930s most classic cards. This card is a gem! Almost perfectly centered 1933 Sport Kings Babe Ruth, extremely bright and clean both front and back, with just a hint of wear at the extreme tips of the corners, and with perfect registration. The green text on the reverse is crisp, bold, and also essentially flawless. It is very rare to find such a strong example of this classic. The Sport King is one of Ruth's most popular and desirable cards, and one of the most famous and majestic cards in the collecting world. The 1933 Sport Kings Ruth is also far rarer than Ruth's 1933 Goudey counterparts, especially in high grade. Being the number-two card in the set, the Sport Kings Ruth tended to gravitate to the top of the stack, exposing it to much more wear than other cards, and thus making high-grade examples far more difficult to find than most Sport Kings and most other 1930s Ruth cards. This is an exceptional and extremely high-grade example of this classic Babe Ruth card. The equivalent SMR value for the assigned grade is $9,250. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000++. SOLD FOR $9,400

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