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1929 Rogers Peet #48 Babe Ruth
Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $1,185.00
Graded GOOD 2 by PSA. Striking example of this classic Babe Ruth card featuring an image of Ruth hitting a homer. This is one of the rarest multisport issues of the late 1920s. This series was a promotional vehicle for a chain of boys' clothing stores in the New York and Boston areas. Each boy visiting the store with a parent would receive a set of four cards to be stored in a 14-page album specifically designed for this issue. Eight baseball players are included in the 44-card set and Babe Ruth is one of the key cards. Other sports featured in the set include football, hockey, golf, tennis, swimming, track, and aviation. Presented is an extremely attractive Rogers Peet example of Ruth that is certainly one of his rarest cards. The card is bright and crisp, with a flawless image, four sharp corners, and centered to the left (approximately 30/70 L/R). This magnificent example has been downgraded simply due to very faint glue residue on the reverse (very likely related to being mounted in the Rogers Peet album as intended), and has an otherwise Ex-Mt appearance. It is interesting to note that this card was produced with the same image as the 1932 Sanella Margarine card. Few cards of Ruth date from the 1920s. This outstanding Babe Ruth card, dating from the heart of the career of the great “Bambino," represents a remarkable value in comparison to gum cards of Ruth from the 1930s. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $1,185.00
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