Extremely attractive example of Babe Ruth from the R309-1 Goudey premiums series with the original mailing envelope. Ruth is the key card from this very substantial high-quality premium set which was available only by mail in exchange for Goudey Gum wrappers. Printed on thick cardboard stock measuring 5-1/2 by 9 inches, R309-1s are designed with a fold-out cardboard easel attachment on the reverse, which allows the card to stand on its own for display. The easel attachment on this example is complete and intact. The card displays moderate corner wear, a very tiny chip of paper loss on the right border, a few light unobtrusive wrinkles and creases, and two strips of paper remnants along the right and left edge of the reverse. Despite these minor flaws the card has an overall Vg-Ex appearance and is ideal for display. Very attractive 1930s premium - the key to the set - featuring New York Yankees Hall of Famer Babe Ruth, representing an outstanding vintage-card collecting value. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope with the name and address of the receipt on a label affixed to the front. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).
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