1933 R338 Sport Kings #2 Babe Ruth SGC NM/MT+ 8.5

Sold For: $81,000
Year: 1933
Auction: 2020 Summer
Lot #: 5
Auction: Featured
Graded NM/MT+ 8.5 by SGC. One of only four examples graded at this level with just one graded higher out of 232 examples graded by SGC to date. Spectacular ultra high-grade example of one of the 1930s' most classic cards, Hall of Famer Babe Ruth from the R338 Sport Kings set. This card is a gem! The Sport Kings card is one of Ruth's most popular and desirable cards, and one of the most famous and majestic cards in the collecting world. The 1933 Sport Kings Ruth is also far rarer than Ruth's 1933 Goudey counterparts, especially in high grade. Being the No. 2 card in the set, the Sport Kings Ruth tended to gravitate to the top 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 Sport Kings and most other 1930s Ruth cards. The offered example is outstanding in every way, with bold colors, strong corners, flawless registration, and near-perfect centering. The green text on the reverse is crisp, bold, and perfectly clean. It is very rare to find such a strong example of this classic! This is an exceptional and extremely high-grade example of this legendary Babe Ruth card that would be at home in even the most advanced world-class collection! Reserve $10,000. Estimate (open).
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