Lot # 2: 1920 Headin’ Home Babe Ruth Horizontal Format PSA 2 GOOD – One of Ruth’s First Yankee Cards! - Only 3 PSA Encapsulated Examples

Category: 1900-1920

Starting Bid: $15,000.00

Bids: 31 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Winter Rarities 2024 Auction",
which ran from 12/21/2023 9:00 AM to
1/13/2024 7:00 PM




(LOT 2)
1920 Headin' Home Babe Ruth Horizontal Format PSA 2 GOOD – One of Ruth's First Yankee Cards! - Only 3 PSA Encapsulated Examples

ULTRA-RARE 1920 BAMBINO!!! The staggering price tags associated with early Babe Ruth cardboard issues continue to forge ahead like an uncontrollable tsunami. Some examples include a PSA 7 Ruth Rookie fetching $3 million+ in a private transaction; a PSA 7 E121 Ruth selling for $338K; a PSA 5 E220 National Caramel hammering at $195K; and low-grade 1917 Collins McCarthy Ruths consistently realizing between $100K-$125K! One of the hobby's best-kept secrets has always been the few existing mainstream Babe Ruth 1920 first-year Yankee cards, including a M101-6 Felix Mendelsohn subject and several examples of his ultra-rare 1920 Headin' Home movie cards distributed to promote his inaugural silver screen appearance in 1920. While a handful of "W" 1920 strip cards also exist, sophisticated collectors place their focus on the aforementioned Mendelsohn and Headin' Home keepsakes, with a PSA 5.5 M101-6 Ruth fetching $126K in August 2023. Regarding Ruth's ultra-scarce Headin' Home cards distributed between 1920 and 1921, these museum-worthy collectibles rarely surface for the taking.
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