Lot # 498: 1933 Sport Kings #2 Babe Ruth SGC 3.5 VG+

Category: 1921-1939

Starting Bid: $2,000.00

Bids: 11 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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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 498)
1933 Sport Kings #2 Babe Ruth SGC 3.5 VG+

SPORT KINGS RUTH!!! The most prestigious subject of the 1933 Sport Kings Gum compilation is the immortal George Herman "Babe" Ruth, with this splendid SGC 3.5 VG+ 1933 Babe Ruth listed as one of the top 250 sportscards in our illustrious hobby. Undervalued for quite some time, its newly established prestigious standing is more than substantiated by three PSA 8 examples selling for a lucrative $210K, $183K, and $193K in 2021. Long overshadowed by the four Babe Ruth 1933 Goudey baseball set subjects, the Sport Kings Bambino card is finally receiving its well-deserved recognition, with the roughly 270 SGC encapsulated Ruth Sport Kings examples representing only 12% of the approximate 2,300 SGC-graded Goudey Ruths. This offering's stellar aesthetics include outstanding resolution and sparkling hues, with the classic half-body image portraying the Babe with one of his often-seen good-natured grins. Additional highlights include a sparkling olive-green background, fine centering, and relatively clean surfaces. Accounting for the grade is even corner and a diagonal crease near the lower left corner, with the outstanding eye appeal of this 90-year-old keepsake the perfect testament to Ruth's cream of the crop stature!

MIN BID $2,000
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