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Lot # 673 (of 1743)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1935 R321 Goudey "4-in-1" Babe Ruth - PSA EX-MT 6

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,410

Graded EX-MT 6 by PSA. One of only three examples graded at this level by PSA, with only one graded higher. Exceptionally attractive high-grade example of the key card from the 1935 Goudey “4-in-1” set, featuring Babe Ruth on his final card issued during his playing days. The 1935 Goudey cards are particularly hard to find in high grade. The colored flush-to-the-border design makes them very susceptible to edge and corner wear. This is an unusually crisp, clean, high-grade example of Babe Ruth, with just the slightest hint of wear on the edges and corners, no creases, and very well centered. The 1935 Goudey of Ruth is a fascinating card. While Ruth is identified with the Boston Braves, Goudey has actually borrowed and cropped the Yankee dugout pose image of Ruth’s card #181 from the 1933 Goudey series. The three other players who appear on the card are McManus, Brandt, and Maranville. The puzzle section on the reverse is “Picture 1 Card J.” This is a very attractive example of one of Babe Ruth’s most overlooked but significant cards: his final card from his playing days. The SMR value is $1,850. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $1,410

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