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1933 R319 Goudey #181 Babe Ruth SGC NM+ 86

Starting Bid - $2,500, Sold For - $8,888

Graded NM+ 86 by SGC. Stunning high-grade example of one of Babe Ruth's most classic cards, #181 Ruth with green background from the 1933 Goudey series. This is one of only four examples graded at this level with just five higher (out of 309 cards evaluated to date). The offered card has four square corners displaying only light touches of wear (slightly more in the upper right), perfect registration (which can sometimes be a problem with this card), white borders, and near-perfect centering. The back is clean with bold green print set against an off-white background. At a glance, this card appears to conservatively graded, sharing many qualities with a NM/MT example. Only slight corner touches keep this gem from grading higher! This is a very bright, clean, and extremely attractive high-grade example of one of Babe Ruth's most classic cards from the popular 1933 Goudey Gum series. The equivalent SMR value in the assigned grade is $9,750. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000+. SOLD FOR $8,888

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