Lot # 36: 1933 Goudey #149 Babe Ruth (HOF) - PSA FR 1.5

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Starting Bid: $1,500.00

Bids: 21 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring, 2023 Premier Auction",
which ran from 4/9/2023 12:00 PM to
4/29/2023 9:00 PM

Few cards from the gum card era have increased in value with the strength and speed of the four 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth cards.  Even collector-grade examples have grown exponentially in recent years.  Presented here is a fine, well-centered specimen that has been tucked away in a private collection for a number of years, finding its way back to the hobby where it was submitted for grading for the first time.  The result is a FR 1.5 assessment from PSA, the primary issues being a speck of paper loss near the center of Ruth's bat, as well as heavily - but evenly - rounded corners.  Centering is exceptional for this card, as is the overall eye appeal, the paper loss located in a light-colored area of the card, where it is less distracting.  Some mild soiling along the top edge is visible, but also not distracting.  Mild wrinkling can also be observed across the center of the card, not breaking the color on the card surface.  Accurately graded, but with very strong aesthetic appeal.

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