Lot # 15: 1921 Exhibits Babe Ruth - PSA EX 5(MK)

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Starting Bid: $4,000.00

Bids: 22 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring, 2022 Premier Auction",
which ran from 3/16/2022 9:00 PM to
4/2/2022 9:00 PM

One of the first cards to picture Babe Ruth as a member of the Yankees and likely the first to picture him in a Yankee uniform, the 1921 Exhibits card of the Babe is also one of the few that depict him in a fielding pose.  The majority of Ruth's non-portrait cards both before and after this point pictured him either pitching or hitting, the two facets of the game for which he was best known.  This example of the 1921 Exhibits card is extraordinarily desirable for all those reasons, one of the most important Exhibit cards ever distributed.  This example has been graded 5 (MK) by PSA, exceptionally sharp with a clear image, a tiny blemish above Ruth's cap.  Corners are square with very mild wear and a very small amount of surface soiling.  The reverse yields the reason for the qualifier assessed by PSA, the phrase "Newport 1922" written in ink along the top edge.  Some additional toning and light soiling is evident on the reverse, none of which is a distraction, given the extraordinary quality of the card image.

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