1933 R319 Goudey #144 Babe Ruth

Sold For: $1,080

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 815

Item Year: 1933

Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

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Thoroughly presentable example of the ideal classic Babe Ruth bubble-gum card, featuring the Babe in his classic follow-through batting pose. Goudey must have also realized this was the most classic pose as, of all the cards in the set, this is the card it chose to double print when replacing the missing card #106 during production. This continues to be one of Ruth's most popular and recognizable baseball cards. Because of being double-printed by Goudey (there were exactly twice as many Ruth #144s printed as any other card in the same series), this card also represents the best value among the four Babe Ruth cards in the 1933 Goudey set. Bold colors, near-perfect centering, and even rounding at the corners. Heavy creasing is solely responsible for the assigned grade of PR 1 by PSA. An excellent opportunity to acquire one of Babe Ruth's most classic cards from the popular 1933 Goudey Gum series and one of card-collecting's iconic cards at a fraction of the cost of a higher-graded example! Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000.


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