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Lot # 408 (of 1594)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1933 R319 Goudey #53 Babe Ruth

Starting Bid - $1,500.00, Sold For - $4,700.00

Graded EX 5 by PSA. An attractive example of one of Babe Ruth’s most classic cards: #53 with yellow background from the 1933 Goudey series. The "yellow background" pose of Babe Ruth is, without a doubt, his most difficult to obtain and sought-after card in the 1933 Goudey set. For some reason this card is also a condition rarity compared with other Ruth cards in the set. This is a very attractive example, bright and clean, with even wear to all four corners (corners are slightly rounded), and virtually perfect registration (which can sometimes be a problem with this particular card). We grade this card very slightly more conservatively than PSA due to the corner and edge wear. The back is clean with bold green print set against a white background. This is a very attractive example of one of Babe Ruth's most classic cards from the popular 1933 Goudey Gum series. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000/$5,000. SOLD FOR $4,700.00


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