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1928 R315 "Portraits and Action" Babe Ruth SGC EX 60

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,800

Graded EX 60 by SGC. Exceptionally attractive example of Babe Ruth from the R315 "Portraits and Action" series. The R315 set has been referred to as the "Portraits and Action" series ever since Jefferson Burdick named it in the 1930s in his first American Card Catalog. It is unknown exactly how they were issued or whether this is a formal name provided by the issuer. We've seen a lot of R315s over the years. While this is not the highest-graded example of Ruth we have ever offered, it does share almost all of the same qualities as higher-graded cards, presenting as Nr/Mt-Mt at first glance. It has been downgraded by SGC due to an almost-imperceptible wrinkle in the center of the reverse (not immediately apparent unless held at the exact right angle under proper lighting). Bright and crisp, with four razor-sharp corners, outstanding picture quality, and perfectly clean front and back. R315s are found printed on several different quality stocks. This example is printed on the highest-quality black-and-white style stock. Magnificent example in all respects of this 1928 card featuring Babe Ruth in a classic swing-thru pose. One of Babe Ruth's few cards dating from the late 1920s, in extraordinary high grade. SOLD FOR $1,800


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