1929 R315 Babe Ruth w/Scarce FIELDER, YANKEES A.L. Line at Bottom - PSA EX 5 - "POP 1"; Highest Graded Position & Team Example on the PSA Pop Chart!
SCARCE BAMBINO!!!... Ruth's irrefutable stature as baseball's greatest all-time player is set in stone, and it's an inconceivable thought that this swashbuckling ballplayer would have been a Hall of Fame pitcher had he not been moved from the pitching rubber to an everyday outfielder in lieu of his incredible batting prowess. His iconic stature stands above the game itself, and the Babe's world-renowned stature is a thunderous testament to his supreme diamond superlatives. One of the Bambino's most desirable late 1920s cardboard heirlooms is the eclectic 1929 R315 subject, presented here in an outstanding PSA 5 EX holder. Most significantly, this is the ultra-scarce variation that includes the "FIELDER, YANKEES A.L." caption across the lower border. PSA's census report justifies that notion, listing only six examples with this seldom surfacing variation (vs. 32 PSA copies of the standard "No Line at Bottom" issue).
At the time this was written, this captivating offering is the SOLE and HIGHEST GRADED specimen at the desirable 5 EX plateau! While "outstanding" rarely applies to an EX example, the extremely rare excellent centering and highest graded stature surely merit momentous accolades. Ruth's immortal black & white batting swing image provides the finest possible contrast and crystal-clear clarity, and reflects atypical fine centering (most R315 Ruth's depict skewed images). No glaring surface flaws are evident, with border toning and even corner wear the prime culprits contributing to the technical assessment. The critical obscure "BABE RUTH – YANKEES" caption is affixed along the lower border, the main driver for the scarcity of this elusive offering that proudly stands alone as the finest "Fielder & Position" issue on PSA's prestigious Pop Chart!
MIN BID $1,000