1920 W519 Babe Ruth SGC EX 60

Sold For: $10,200

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 955

Item Year: 1920

Category: Teens to 1920s cards

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Graded EX 60 by SGC. Extremely attractive example of Babe Ruth (unnumbered) from the W519 strip-card series. This classic 1920-era strip-card issue consists of ten cards, and Babe Ruth is unquestionably the key card. Originally issued in strips, these cards (and almost all strip-cards) are often found with irregularly cut borders as they were cut by hand from the strips, as intended. Only ideally cut examples (which are few and far between) are awarded numerical grades by SGC (and PSA). The offered example is neatly cut, with light even wear at the corners (a bit more to the lower right), and a crisp portrait image of Ruth set against a blue background. The blank back is clean. This is a very desirable example of one of Babe Ruth's most classic 1920s strip cards and one that would be an outstanding addition to any Babe Ruth, strip-card, or prewar-card collection. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.

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