1933 R319 Goudey #181 Babe Ruth PSA NM-MT 8

Sold For: $66,000
Year: 1933
Auction: 2017 Fall
Lot #: 10
Auction: Prewar Baseball - 1930s and 1940s Cards
Graded NM-MT 8 by PSA. Of the 975 examples graded to date by PSA, only seven examples have ever been graded higher! Beautiful and absolutely stunning ultra-high-grade example of one of Babe Ruth’s most classic cards: #181 with green background from the 1933 Goudey series. Bright and clean, both front and back, with perfect registration, flawless colors, and four strong corners. The centering is superb for this card, measuring approximately 50/50 left to right and 65/35 top to bottom. Bold green print on the flawless off-white reverse. Goudey cards featuring Babe Ruth are among the most recognizable of all vintage cards in the hobby, and they are on almost every list compiling the greatest cards ever issued, including PSA's Top 250 Sportscards in the Hobby set, based on the book Collecting Sports Legends: The Ultimate Hobby Guide, by Joe Orlando, which selects the most significant cards from all the different sports. Collectors are beginning to appreciate how scarce superb high-grade examples really are, with cards in the extreme high grades, such as this, realizing exceptionally strong prices recently. There is good reason for it: Goudey Babe Ruth cards are never going out of style with collectors, and they are among the safest stores of value and most recognizable cards available to new collectors. This is a world-class example of one of Babe Ruth's most important and highly prized baseball cards and one that would be a worthy addition to even the most advanced collection. Reserve $10,000. Estimate $25,000++.
Robert Edward Auctions
Robert Edward Auctions © 2020-2023 All rights reserved.

For over 30 years REA has offered an unparalleled tradition of integrity, knowledge and professionalism. We specialize in the very best in all areas of baseball collectibles, as well as other sport, non-sport, and Americana.

P.O. Box 430 Chester, NJ 07930

Join our mailing list and never miss an important auction announcement!