1933 R319 Goudey #181 Babe Ruth, signed by Ruth in black fountain pen across his image. PSA/DNA has graded the signature NM 7 and certified the card as "Authentic." This is one of the many highlights in an extraordinary near-complete collection of signed 1933 Goudey cards featured in this auction, which includes two additional Ruth cards (#'s 53 and 144) and one Gehrig (#92). As most collectors are aware, Ruth-signed 1933 Goudey cards are scarce. Those featuring high-grade signature examples are rarer still. Interestingly, of the four different Ruth cards in the set (#'s 53, 144, 149, and 181), we have seen far fewer autographed examples of card #181, making it the most elusive of all Ruth-signed Goudey cards. The card displays a small area of paper loss along the right border (not affecting the signature); otherwise it presents as Very Good in its overall appearance. Reserve $5,000. Estimate (open).
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