Lot # 5: 1927 E126 American Caramel #38 Babe Ruth (HOF) - PSA GOOD+ 2.5

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Item was in Auction "Summer, 2023 Premier Auction",
which ran from 8/2/2023 12:00 PM to
8/19/2023 9:00 PM

Scarce and seldom-seen caramel issue featuring a close-cropped version of the "photo montage" image of Babe Ruth popularized on his E121 American Caramel card from five years earlier.  This example is from a much more condition-sensitive and tough-to-find set, the E126 cards printed on extremely thin stock with a light gloss surface.  This well-centered example presents extremely well, some light wrinkling along the bottom border and pronounced corner rounding being the primary condition issues. The reverse is clean, as the card has been stored in nine-pocket pages for decade along with the rest of the set, much of which is featured elsewhere in this auction.  Freshly-graded by PSA, submitted by us for its first-ever encapsulation.  An extraordinary card of the hobby icon, from a less frequently-seen issue, just the 24th example assessed by PSA.

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