1948-1949 Leaf #3 Babe Ruth

Sold For: $540

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2598

Item Year: 1948

Category: Internet Only

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Very attractive modestly graded example of this Babe Ruth classic. The 1948-1949 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. Graded FAIR 20 by SGC, the offered card is bright and crisp, with bold colors, and a virtually flawless image, which is centered slightly to the left. The obvious flaws include rounded corners, heavy horizontal creases through the center and in the lower right, and also minor surface wear. This is a relatively affordable (compared to what this card would sell for in higher grade) example of one of the icons of postwar-card collecting. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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