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Lot # 774 (774 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1920 W519 Babe Ruth

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,440

Graded GOOD+ 35 by SGC. Extremely attractive example of Babe Ruth (unnumbered) from the W519 strip-card series. This classic 1920-era strip-card issue consists of ten cards, and Babe Ruth is unquestionably the key card. Originally issued in strips, these cards (and almost all strip-cards) are often found with irregular borders as they were cut by hand from the strips, as intended. Only ideally cut examples (which are few and far between) are awarded numerical grades by SGC (and PSA). The offered example is neatly cut, with evenly rounded corners, a few light creases, and a crisp portrait image of Ruth set against a blue background. The blank back is clean. This is a very desirable example of one of Babe Ruth's most classic 1920s strip cards and one that would be an outstanding addition to any Babe Ruth, strip-card, or prewar-card collection. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,440

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