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1932 U.S. Caramel Babe Ruth #32 SGC 88 NM/MT 8 - One of Two With None Higher! ...

2012 August 2 Vintage Sports Collectibles Platinum Night Signature Auction- Baltimore #7057

 
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Auction Ended On: Aug 2, 2012
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Location: B & O Warehouse, 6th Floor
Camden Yard Banquet Room
333 West Camden Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

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1932 U.S. Caramel Babe Ruth #32 SGC 88 NM/MT 8 - One of Two With None Higher! With so many potential pitfalls, with danger swirling all about a card such as this, the existence of one so fine challenges the very laws of probability. Caramel cards themselves are often problematic, falling victim to staining by the product with which they were packaged. Next, we must consider that a Ruth card, dating from the height of his "Called Shot" fame, would have been quite well-loved at the time, and hence bearing the signs of handling by young hands that couldn't possibly have understood the card's destiny of great monetary value. Thirdly, the Babe found himself the final card in this issue of thirty-two, leaving him in real danger of the excess wear generally plaguing the first and last cards in a set. And, finally, lest we forget, the card is eighty years old!

Graded SGC 88 NM/MT 8, this card is one of a pair to earn the assessment with no others grading higher! With a total SGC population of only 41 examples, the existence of one so fine challenges the laws of probability. The only hints of the passing of eight decades lie in the slight mellowing of the white frame and perhaps the mildest touch of foxing at the outer corner tips. A barely perceptible trace of sheet transfer is found in the left portion of the red field. The condition report wouldn't be complete without the mention of the absence of any printing imperfections and a close-to-perfectly-centered portrait benefiting from precise color registration. The reverse is as vibrant and free of imperfections as is the obverse. A tremendous addition to any vintage baseball card of Babe Ruth specialty collection.

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