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1932 R328 U.S. Caramel Babe Ruth PSA NM 7

Starting Bid - $5,000, Sold For - $15,600

Graded NM 7 by PSA (submitted by REA). One of only nine examples graded at this level. Stunning ultra high-grade example of this classic Babe Ruth card. This is a particularly strong and spectacular example in every way, and in our opinion, it is entirely deserving of a grade at least a half point higher! The 1932 multisport set produced by U.S. Caramel is considerably rarer than Goudeys and most other 1930s sets, and has long been recognized as among the most desirable issues of the era. With their distinctive red backgrounds, they are also widely regarded as one of the most striking of all baseball card issues. This is one of Ruth's rarest 1930s cards and one of the key cards to the U.S. Caramel set. This card displays outstanding centering (very slightly to the right) and is extremely bright and clean, both front and back, with strong, sharp corners, with just the slightest hint of wear at the extreme tips. The black text on the reverse is crisp, bold, and essentially flawless (centered to the top). The R328 is one of Ruth's most popular and desirable cards, and one of the most famous cards of the era. The R328 Ruth is also far rarer than Ruth's 1933 Goudey counterparts, especially in high grade. Being the last card in the set, the R328 Ruth tended to gravitate to the bottom of the stack, naturally exposing it to much more wear than other cards, and thus making high-grade examples far more difficult to find than most R328s and most other 1930s Ruth cards. This is a superb world-class example, conservatively graded in our opinion, and worthy of the finest U.S. Caramel set or Babe Ruth collection. SOLD FOR $15,600

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