1921 Exhibits Geo. H. "Babe" Ruth PSA 2.5 Good+
The number of different Babe Ruth baseball cards from the early 1920's is few and far between, justifying why his exalted 1921 Exhibit "Hands on Knees" subject resides as one of his most highly coveted cardboard keepsakes. Furthermore, other than his 1920 "Headin Home" theatre cards, few people realize that Babe Ruth's 1921 Exhibit subject (along with his 1921 Oxford Confectionery issue) stands as his inaugural Yankee card with Ruth donning his new Yankees uniform! In 1921, Chicago's Exhibit Supply Company issued its first of many postcard sized baseball cards sold in "penny arcade" vending machines. Measuring approximately 3-3/8" x 5-3/8", this inaugural Exhibit Supply set was comprised of 64 subjects, and synonymous with virtually every 1920's issue, the "cream of the crop" card is Babe Ruth. Presented here is one of those truly desirable Babe Ruth subjects in a super eye pleasing PSA 2.5 holder with the "Sultan of Swat" portraying his extremely popular "hands on knees" pose as he dons his legendary "NEW YORK" road uniform.
Easily depicting strong VG+ aesthetics, the rather strict grade is due to uniform corner rounding, scattered faint soiling/toning and several light horizontal creases barely visible to the naked eye (one situated in the upper right quadrant and the second near his classic period-style glove). More significant than the grade, its splendid eye appeal surpasses the 2.5 assessment with the hallowed Ruthian central image effectively transcending time to the 1921 season when the Bambino would break his prior year 54-homer record by walloping 59 round trippers while knocking in 168 runs! A super early offering of baseball's undisputed all-time player, this sanctified Exhibit stands as one of the most noteworthy Babe Ruth cards extant, with his imposing Yankees image placing it as one of the inaugural Ruth cardboard illustrations portraying his fashionable New York Yankees uniform!
MIN BID $750