1929 R316 Kashin Publications Babe Ruth PSA 5 EX
Our National Pastime's most iconic player ever will forever be George Herman "Babe" Ruth who was a baseball immortal from both the pitching rubber and batter's box. Ruth revolutionized baseball via his long home runs and was solely responsible for saving the game in the early 1920's in light of the horrific Black Sox Scandal. For these reasons alone, collectors scramble to seize some of Ruth's seldom surfacing 1920's cardboard artifacts, with his ultra-popular R316 Kashin Publications issue presented here in a splendid PSA EX 5 holder. The Kashin Publications set was issued in 1929 and included 101 subjects, a year after the Yankees would sweep the Cardinals in the '28 Fall Classic to claim their second successive World Championship.
Although the Yankees would finish second to Connie Mack's Athletics in 1929, Ruth would once again dominate the batter's box, posting unfathomable numbers that included 46 round-trippers, 154 R.B.I.'s, a .345 batting average, and an incredible 1.128 OPS. Regarded as one of the "Bambino's" most desirable cards, the 1929 Kashin depicts a classic black & white Ruth batting stance image as he awaits to blast another tape-measure homer with his mighty lumber. Portraying solid mid-grade aesthetics, the image reveals crystal clear clarity, stellar contrast, fine centering, and solid square corners, with an extremely faint horizontal wrinkle near situated in the upper left quadrant preventing a higher assessment. Most significantly, no obtrusive blemishes are evident on either side, with this classic Ruth keepsake destined to become a significant part of any esteemed "Sultan of Swat" gathering!
MIN BID $750