1923 W515-1 #3 Babe Ruth Strip Card (PSA EX/MT 6)
One of the more popular 1920's Babe Ruth strip cards is his 1923 W515-1 issue, presented here in an outstanding PSA EX/MT 6 holder. One of only six at this desirable plateau, a mere eleven examples (or 18% of the total PSA encapsulated copies) have been graded higher. Any avid baseball enthusiast truly understands the significance of the 1923 New York Yankees season for it marked the inaugural opening of the new Yankee Stadium or as many fans and historians called it, "The House That Ruth Built". The "Sultan of Swat" would place his indelible stamp on that celebrated opening day by smacking a three-run homer to win the game in typical Ruthian fashion.
The Yankees would go on to win the World Series that year, capturing their first World Championship of the historic 27 titles they would eventually claim. Synonymous with that 1923 Fall Classic victory are the championship-like attributes of this spine-tingling gem. A brilliant Ruth cartoon portrait image portrays virtually no wear whatsoever, with the vibrant red/orange background hues, fine centering, relatively clean surfaces and "hand-cut" edging all substantiating the strong assessment. One of the more eclectic Ruth cardboard issues, it stands as a momentous keepsake from the inaugural 1923 Yankee Stadium campaign that would likewise lead to their first World Series title!
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