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Lot # 1873 (1873 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1935 R321 Goudey "4-in-1" Babe Ruth

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $840

Graded VG+ 3.5 by PSA. Presented is a very attractive example of the key card from the 1935 Goudey “4-in-1” set, featuring Babe Ruth on his final card issued during his playing days. The 1935 Goudey cards are particularly hard to find in high grade. The colored flush-to-the-border design makes them very susceptible to edge and corner wear. The offered card displays near-perfect centering, light wear at the corners, a crisp image with bold colors, and light horizontal wrinkling along the bottom border. Clean reverse. The 1935 Goudey of Ruth is a fascinating card. While Ruth is identified with the Boston Braves, Goudey has actually borrowed and cropped the Yankee dugout pose image of Ruth’s card #181 from the 1933 Goudey series. The three other players who appear on the card are McManus, Brandt, and Maranville. The puzzle section on the reverse is “Picture 1 Card J.” This is an outstanding example of one of Babe Ruth’s most overlooked but significant cards: his final card from his playing days. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $840


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