Lot # 23: 1920 W519 Unnumbered Babe Ruth Hand Cut PSA Authentic

Category: 1921-1939

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 18 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Summer Rarities Auction 2023",
which ran from 8/17/2023 9:00 AM to
9/9/2023 7:00 PM

(LOT 23)
1920 W519 Unnumbered Babe Ruth Hand Cut PSA Authentic

1920 BABE!!! One of Babe Ruth's few inaugural 1920 Yankee cards (along with his Headin' Home, Felix Mendelsohn, and a few other "W" strips), this PSA Authentic 1920 W519 Unnumbered Bambino offering provides splendid eye appeal via its historically significant portrait pose. Indeed, this is the exact image used for the Babe's 1921 Schapira and 1923 Maple Crispette issues. Graded Authentic due to a manual cut encroaching the lines on the factory issued strip, of the 48 PSA encapsulated examples, a whopping 42 or 87.5% reveal Authentic grades, justifying the notion that a majority of these strips are subject to irregular hand cuts. A momentous Ruthian treasure, it was issued during the Sultan of Swat's inaugural Big Apple campaign, with the immortal Ruth belting 54 round-trippers and embarking on an unparalleled career from the batter's box, ultimately placing him as baseball's greatest all-time player!

MIN BID $500

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