Lot # 48: 1931 W517 #20 Babe Ruth (HOF - Portrait) - PSA GOOD+ 2.5

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Starting Bid: $500.00

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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

Easily the finest and most attractive of all Babe Ruth's strip card issues, the portrait card (320) from the W517 set features a close-up portrait of the Babe in his Yankees cap and jacket.  This example has been graded GOOD+ 2.5 by PSA, due to surface wrinkling along the top edge, as well as a diagonal wrinkle notable on the reverse.  The wrinkling appears to step from a long-ago folding at the top perforation, in an attempt to sprat the card from the cards above on the strip.  The card is centered perfectly, a beautiful example despite the grade.

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