1948-1949 Leaf #3 Babe Ruth

Sold For: $960

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 866

Item Year: 1948

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Graded VG/EX+ 55 by SGC. Presented is a very attractive midgrade example of this Babe Ruth classic. The 1948 Leaf Bubble Gum card of Ruth is one of the most popular and striking of all Babe Ruth cards. It is on virtually every short list of the most classic and recognizable of all postwar baseball cards. The offered card is crisp and clean, with off-white borders framing a virtually flawless image, which is centered towards the left. The corners display just light touches of wear. A light wrinkle across the lower right corner accounts for the assigned grade. This is a very attractive yet relatively affordable (compared to what this card would sell for in higher grade) example of one of the icons of postwar-card collecting. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.

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