Lot # 41: 1922 E120 American Caramel Babe Ruth PSA 3 VG

Category: 1921-1939

Starting Bid: $1,500.00

Bids: 23 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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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 41)
1922 E120 American Caramel Babe Ruth PSA 3 VG

SCARCE BAMBINO CARAMEL!!! It's no secret that Babe Ruth baseball card issues are skyrocketing in value with each passing sale. Ignited by the pricing escalation for Ruth's four 1933 Goudey issues, attention has now swayed to his much scarcer early 1920s cards, with a PSA 7 NM 1921 E121 Ruth fetching a record-breaking $337K in 2021! Presented here just happens to be another one of Babe Ruth's highly coveted early 1920s issues, the seldom-surfacing 1922 American Caramel E120 in a stellar PSA 3 VG holder. The Lancaster, PA based American Caramel Company followed up their highly successful 1921 black & white candy card baseball card set by issuing an extensive 240-subject gathering in 1922 that included an exalted Babe Ruth holding a baseball.

The classic image graces the elaborate sepia oval frame, with the Bambino's hallowed pose reflecting fine contrast and superb resolution while favoring the right edge. No obtrusive surface flaws are evident, with typical corner wear accounting for the grade. The final thumbs up is the verso's Yankees team listing and American Caramel advertisement affixed to a relatively clean surface. To reiterate, while early 1920s cards of Babe Ruth are certainly spiking in value, they still retain significant growth potential via their low population report counts compared to 1933 Goudey subjects. Reasonably speaking, it's only a matter of time before the pricing points for 1920s Ruth Caramel cards such as this somewhat obscure PSA 3 keepsake soar to stratospheric levels, considering the demand for any early 1920s Sultan of Swat card will far surpass the limited supply!

MIN BID $1,500

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