Lot # 46: 1927 Exhibits Babe Ruth (HOF) - SGC VG 3

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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

Spectacular Exhibit card of Babe Ruth issued in 1927, the man's most legendary season, when he set the single-season home run record by clubbing 60, a record that would stand until broken by Roger Maris in 1961.  Graded VG 3 by SGC, the card demonstrates some edge chipping and corner rounding consistent with the grade, with a light but visible wrinkle that runs almost the entire height of the card from top to bottom from Ruth's shirtsleeve to the bottom edge of the card near his left foot.  The wrinkle is visible on both the front and back of the card, breaking the surface on the front in one tiny speck.  While a wrinkle of this size would most certainly garner a lower grade for the card today, the grader clearly made accommodations for the eye appeal of the card, which is exceptional.

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