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1933 Sport Kings #2 Babe Ruth PSA NM-MT 8

Starting Bid - $5,000.00, Sold For - $19,720.00

Graded NM-MT 8 by PSA. Only two examples graded higher. An extraordinary high-grade example of one of the 1930s most classic cards. This is an almost perfectly centered 1933 Sport Kings Babe Ruth, extremely bright and clean both front and back, with just a hint of wear at the extreme tips of the corners, and with perfect registration. The green text on the reverse is crisp, bold, and essentially flawless. The Sport King is one of Ruth's most popular and desirable cards, and one of the most famous and majestic cards in the collecting world. The 1933 Sport Kings Ruth is also far rarer than Ruth's 1933 Goudey counterparts, especially in high grade. Being the number two card in the set, the Sport Kings Ruth tended to gravitate to the top of the stack, exposing it to much more wear than other cards, and thus making high-grade examples far more difficult to find than most Sport Kings and most other 1930s Ruth cards. This is an exceptional and extremely high-grade example of this classic Babe Ruth card. Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000/$20,000. SOLD FOR $19,720.00


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