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1928 George Ruth Candy Co. #2 Babe Ruth
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $600
Presented is the #2 card of Babe Ruth from the 1928 George Ruth Candy Co. series. The 1928 Babe Ruth Candy cards are particularly well known to collectors, but in our opinion, this set is without question one of the most overlooked, underappreciated, and undervalued of all Babe Ruth cards and all vintage-card sets. These cards feature Babe Ruth in a series of scenes from his 1927 movie The Babe Comes Home as well as ballpark scenes with his daughter or young fans. The set was issued in two print runs, one on high-quality white stock and another on a slightly lesser-quality tan stock (as is the case with the offered example). The latter version has apparently been reprinted in the past and this contributes to the confusion and desire by many collectors to simply steer clear of this set. The similarity to the Fro Joy Ice Cream Babe Ruth set of six, which has also been extensively reprinted, and which has also seen muted demand as a direct result of these reproductions, is yet another factor that has played a role in these cards not getting the attention and respect they deserve. The offered example is graded POOR 10 by SGC due to two very tiny (almost imperceptible) surface chips along the right border as well as a heavy crease most visible from the reverse. Light, even wear to the corners and some natural toning. We grade this card Good. This is an attractive and relatively affordable example of Babe Ruth from this unusual and undervalued candy-card set. Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $600
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