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1929 Rogers Peet #48 Babe Ruth SGC NM/MT 88 - Highest Graded!

  • Sold For: $3,851
  • Year: 1929
  • Auction: 2013 fall
  • Lot #: 424
  • Auction Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

Graded NM/MT 88 by SGC. This is the ONLY example graded at this level with none higher between the combined population reports of SGC and PSA. Ultra high-grade example of this classic Babe Ruth card, featuring an image of Ruth hitting a homer. This is one of the rarest multisport issues of the late 1920s. This series was a promotional vehicle for a chain of boys'-clothing stores in the New York and Boston areas. Each boy visiting the store with a parent would receive a set of four cards to be stored in a 14-page album specifically designed for this issue. Eight baseball players are included in the 44-card set and Babe Ruth is one of the key cards. Other sports featured in the set include football, hockey, golf, tennis, swimming, track, and aviation. Presented is an extremely high grade Rogers Peet example of Ruth that is certainly one of his rarest cards. Perfectly clean, front and back, with a flawless image, four razor-sharp corners, snow-white borders, and a flawless reverse. Centered to the bottom and approximately 60/40 L/R. It is interesting to note that this card was produced with the same image as the 1932 Sanella Margarine card. Few cards of Ruth date from the 1920s. This outstanding high-grade Babe Ruth card, dating from the heart of the career of the great “Bambino," represents a remarkable value in comparison to gum cards of Ruth from the 1930s. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $3,000+. SOLD FOR $3,851

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