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1933 R319 Goudey #149 Babe Ruth - SGC NM/MT 88

Starting Bid - $5,000, Sold For - $21,150

Graded NM/MT 88 by SGC. Beautiful and absolutely stunning ultra high-grade example, one of the finest in existence, of one of Babe Ruth’s most classic cards, #149 Ruth with red background from the 1933 Goudey series. The offered card is extraordinary in all respects. This is an exceptional high-end NM/MT example, bordering on Mint. Perfect registration. Flawless colors. Sharp corners. Perfectly bright and clean, both front and back, and centered slightly to the bottom right border. The reverse is also essentially unimprovable with extremely bold green printing. This is the only NM/MT 88 1933 Goudey #149 ever graded by SGC, with only three examples ever graded higher (all NM/MT+ 92). In fact, of the 825 1933 Goudey Babe Ruths in total of all four poses graded to date by SGC, only eleven examples have ever been graded NM/MT 88 and only eight examples have ever been graded higher (five NM/MT+ 92s and three Mint 96s). This is an outstanding world-class example of one Babe Ruth's most important and highly prized baseball cards. Spectacular NM/MT example bordering on Mint territory. Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000/$20,000. SOLD FOR $21,150


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