Masterpieces & Uncommon Commons XVIII
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/19/2008
The most widely sort after artifact from baseball memorabilia collectors is a cardboard relic of baseball’s greatest player ever, the legendary Babe Ruth. The ‘Sultan of Swat’s” significance to the game itself cannot be over emphasized. His mighty home runs revolutionized the game and came at a point in time after the “Black Sox Scandal” when the game desperately required a monumental favorable turnaround. It is the general consensus of baseball historians that Babe Ruth saved the game during this “dark” period, and he continued on with his record breaking feats to become the greatest player of all-time. This 1933 Goudey gem, graded a PSA 7 (o/c), depicts the “Bambino” in a full body pose completing his mighty swing set against a very colorful green, yellow, brown and red baseball field backdrop. Solid registration and clean borders that are framed by sharp edging and corners provide the final compliments to an eye pleasing front. The back of the card is magnificently clean with vivid green print registration set against a blemish free white background. While the centering on the front of the card (approx. 90/10 and accounting for the “o/c” qualifier) is the only negative attribute, this is more than offset by the myriad of favorable aesthetics throughout the card. 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth’s, undoubtedly, are his most sort after cards. Additionally, the Ruth full body swinging pose card continues to be the most desirable of all four issues. The “Bambino’s” countless number of batting and pitching records are a testament to his greatness and, likewise, the characteristics of this incredible “Ruthian” specimen do the same. Don’t be bashful in trying to add this cardboard gem to your collection!
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