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1921-1951 Babe Ruth Card Collection (7)

Starting Bid - $400.00, Sold For - $2,587.50

Quality collection of 7 different Babe Ruth cards, spanning the years 1921 to 1948, as follows: 1) 1921 Schapira Bros. Candy: Package design issue features crisp portrait image of a smiling Ruth within a baseball, surrounded by a fire engine red background, neatly cut along the dotted lines, with four sharp corners. Grades Nr/Mt. 2) 1921 W516-2-2: colorful strip card issue, neatly cut, very minor corner crease lower left corner otherwise Nr/Mt. 3) 1923 W515: Three card uncut panel comprised of colorful strip cards includes Babe Ruth, Urban Shocker, and Grover Alexander. Very neatly cut outside the dotted lines, small pinhole through the Shocker card, otherwise the three uncut cards are in Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt condition. The Ruth and Alexander cards are unaffected by the pinhole and grade Nr/Mt-Mt. 4) 1926 W512 panel of 5 cards: Five card uncut panel includes Ruth, Everett Scott, Frankie Frisch, Rogers Hornsby, and Dazzy Vance. These five players would be a great foundation for a 1920s All-Star team! Technically the panel as a whole grades Very Good, due to rounding of the upper two corners, including Ruth which appears at far left. The entire panel appears far nicer than this technical grade, with the three interior cards Near Mint. 5) 1954 Topps Look-N-See: Grades Nr/Mt. Four razor sharp corners, great color, gloss, and focus. Centering of 70/30 both ways keeps this card from perfection. 6) 1948 Leaf #3: Grades Very Good. Appears Nr/Mt at a glance, with great color, square corners, and unusually sharp focus, but close examination reveals a very light border stain, and a tiny area of paper loss to reverse affecting two letters. 7) 1951 H801-6 Babe Ruth from Connie Mack book set: Grades Nr/Mt-Mt. Rare Ruth card, one of four comprising the set, issued in conjunction with the release of Connie Mack's book My 66 Years in the Big Leagues, published in 1951. The reverse presents a short biography of Ruth, with an ad for Connie Mack's book. Total of 7 Babe Ruth cards. Reserve $400. Estimate $800/$1,200. SOLD FOR $2,587.50


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