1919-1921 W514 #2 Babe Ruth - Rare "Mother's Bread" Back

Sold For: $1,200

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2590

Item Year: 1919

Category: Internet Only

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A presentable example of legendary Hall of Famer Babe Ruth from the W514 strip-card series, featuring the extremely rare "Mother's Bread" advertising reverse. The W514 set is the largest and most widely collected of the various strip-card issues of the era. Cards from this set are occasionally found with advertising backs, and "Mother's Bread" is one of the scarcest. Encapsulated as Authentic by SGC, the card is missing a piece on the left side, and the upper left portion was reattached prior to encapsulation. The reverse is heavily stained and has a few spots of paper loss. This is an extremely rare card of Babe Ruth featuring the desirable "Mother's Bread" advertisement from the W514 issue, one of the most important and comprehensive sets of the era. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).


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