Lot # 60: 1933 Worch Cigar Babe Ruth – No Text Box for Name & Team Variation PSA 3 VG – POP 3

Category: 1921-1939

Starting Bid: $2,500.00

Bids: 16 (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 60)
1933 Worch Cigar Babe Ruth – No Text Box for Name & Team Variation PSA 3 VG – POP 3

RARE RUTH!!! Before his final 1934 season in the Bronx, the Babe would have one more legendary moment when he clubbed two homers in game three of the 1932 World Series, with the second round-tripper dubbed "The Called Shot". While Ruth's skills were fading, his popularity was at an all-time high, with the 1933 campaign leading to Ruth's iconic image being placed on Goudey Gum cards and the ultra-eclectic 1933 Worch Cigar issue. Portraying postcard-sized 3-7/16" x 5-7/16" dimensions, these scarcities featured black-and-white photos appearing in the Minneapolis Star and St. Paul Dispatch newspapers.

Utilized as promotional cards for the Worch Cigar Company of St. Paul, Minnesota, the stylish subjects carry no such advertisement relating to the Worch Cigar Co. on either side of the card. Presented here is the set's premier subject, George Herman Ruth, with his scarce 1933 Worch Cigar "NO TEXT BOX" variation residing in a splendid PSA 3 VG holder. A Pop 3 marvel, it's been bested by only five PSA "NO TEXT BOX" examples! Ruth's classic sepia pose, also used on his 1929 Kashin issue, sends chills down one's spine as the mighty Bambino is about to propel another battered horse-hide sphere towards the furthest confines of the ballpark. Sharp resolution and atypical near-perfect centering are the highlights of this bygone heirloom, which fell short of a mid-grade assessment only due to scattered soiling along the borders. A Ruthian marvel for sure, its scarcity and imposing batting image of our National Pastime's greatest player merit it the highest hobby accolades!

MIN BID $2,500

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