Lot # 70: 1935 Goudey 4-In-1 Babe Ruth (HOF) - PSA EX 5

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Item was in Auction "Spring, 2024 Premier Auction",
which ran from 3/11/2024 12:00 AM to
3/30/2024 9:00 PM

Spectacular midgrade example of Babe Ruth's final Goudey card, picturing him as a member of the Boston Braves.  Joined by teammates Ed Brandt, Rabbit Maranville (HOF) and Marty McManus (who did not actually play any games with the 1935 Braves), Ruth is pictured here in a close-up view of his 1933 Goudey #181 card, closely cropped to make his Yankees affiliation less obvious.  The 40-year-old Ruth would play in just 28 games with the 1935 Braves, batting just .181 with 6 home runs.

The card has been graded EX 5 by PSA, well-centered for the issue, with only mild chipping at the edges and corners - the condition issue most common with the 1935 Goudey set, which features red or blue borders that are extremely condition-sensitive.  Four square corners and a largely clean surface are also apparent, overall a very pleasing example of the final mainstream card issued during Ruth's playing career.

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