Lot # 253: 1933 Sport Kings #2 Babe Ruth SGC 4 VG-EX

Category: 1921-1939

Starting Bid: $2,500.00

Bids: 13 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring '23 Rarities Auction",
which ran from 4/13/2023 9:00 AM to
5/6/2023 7:00 PM

(LOT 253)
1933 Sport Kings #2 Babe Ruth SGC 4 VG-EX

SPORT KINGS RUTH!!!... As is the case with virtually all 1920-1934 issued sets, the most coveted and valuable player from the 1933 Sport Kings gathering is the incomparable Babe Ruth, presented here in a super eye pleasing SGC 4 VG-EX holder. Its prestigious standing is more than substantiated by three PSA 8 examples selling for a lucrative $210K, $183K, and $193K in 2021. Its scarcity versus the esteemed 1933 Goudey Ruth's is documented by the SGC census report listing some 260+ SGC encapsulated Ruth Sport Kings examples versus a whopping 2,200+ SGC graded Goudey Ruth. Indeed, the population for an SGC Sport Kings Ruth represents only 12% of the total Goudey Ruth count, an immense disparity justifying the Sport Kings' undervalued status.

The 1933 campaign would see the Babe post his final world-class statistics, belting 34 homers and knocking in 104 runs, with the Bambino ultimately calling it quits in June 1935. A grand testament for that season is this super eye pleasing offering that depicts a superb Ruth bust image that has eluded any notable flaws over the past 90 years. Extremely well-centered and exhibiting an imposing olive-green setting, the assessment is due to corner wear and standard toning along the borders. It is no secret that George Herman Ruth dominates the pre-WWII card market in superior fashion, and with that in mind, now is the time to add a visual pleasing mid-grade Sport Kings Ruth to your prized collection before this undervalued issue soars in value!

MIN BID $2,500

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