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1932 R328 U.S. Caramel #32 Babe Ruth PSA NM 7

Starting Bid - $2,000.00 , Sold For - $16,450.00

Graded NM 7 by PSA. One of only seven examples graded at this level. Very highly graded example of this classic Babe Ruth card. This is one of Ruth's rarest 1930s cards and one of the key cards to the U.S. Caramel set. The 1932 multisport set produced by U.S. Caramel is considerably rarer than Goudeys and most other 1930s sets, and has long been recognized as among the most desirable issues of the era. With their distinctive red backgrounds, they are also widely regarded as one of the most striking of all baseball card issues. This almost perfectly centered R328 U.S. Caramel Babe Ruth example is extremely bright and clean, both front and back, with very sharply cut edges and sharp corners, and just the slightest hint of wear at the extreme tips of the corners (predominately the upper and lower left). The very slight vertical line of lightening (difficult to see unless specifically looking for it) in the lower left appears to us not to be surface wear, but just an insignificant as-made print line. The black text on the reverse is crisp, bold, and essentially flawless. The R328 is one of Ruth's most popular and desirable cards, and one of the most famous and majestic cards in the collecting world. The R328 Ruth is also far rarer than Ruth's 1933 Goudey counterparts, especially in high grade. Being the last card in the set, the R328 Ruth tended to gravitate to the bottom of the stack, exposing it to much more wear than other cards, and thus making high-grade examples far more difficult to find than most R328s and most other 1930s Ruth cards. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $4,000/$8,000. SOLD FOR $16,450.00


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