Lot # 55: 1948 Leaf #3 Babe Ruth SGC 8 NM-MT

Category: 1940-1949

Starting Bid: $3,500.00

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1948 Leaf #3 Babe Ruth SGC 8 NM-MT

BABE!!! Synonymous with the "Sultan of Swat's" pinnacle all-time baseball stature is this absolutely magnificent SGC NM-MT 8 Leaf offering. Indeed, SGC has currently encapsulated 359 examples of this highly coveted issue with a paltry 8 other specimens at this plateau and 5 graded higher. Every elite enthusiast actively seeks the most prominent Babe Ruth cardboard keepsakes since the "Bambino", via his coupled batting and pitching prowess, set the benchmark that all players would be measured against for centuries to come. He is the one player that is considered "above the game" itself", which is why a seemingly infinite number of collectors actively seek his most treasured artifacts.

It is no secret that the hobby is currently realizing incredible prices for optimum graded rare Hall of Famer issues, and there is NO Cooperstown inductee that could come close to filling Ruth's shoes. His stoic portrait image portrays super resolution and contrast, set against a vibrant orange/red background that appears as flawless as its original 1948 distribution date. Blistering sharp corner tips and perimeter edging provide the final compliments to a spectacular obverse side, and the verso's verbiage, providing some historical content on the "Babe", exhibits bold and vivid registration.

The only modest imperfection is an image that somewhat favors the lower right edges between four white borders. Babe Ruth dominated our National Pastime at a supreme level, and this likewise "best of the rest" memento suffices as the perfect testament for his unparalleled legacy! A 1948 Leaf "Bambino" up for your consideration. Bid accordingly!

MIN BID $3,500

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