Welcome Sign-In | Register
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 


1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #181 SGC 88 NM/MT 8. Magnificent representation of this key card from one of the hobby's most beloved issues transports us back to the days of the Depression without the unpleasantness of failed banks and bread lines. Essentially untouched by the passing of three quarters of a century, this gorgeous relic provides marvelous spotless surfaces to go along with barely a suggestion of wear to outer corner tips. The harshest critique we can find is that Ruth's precisely registered image lies just to the left of center. To give the clearest indication of the superiority of this specimen, we must note that it is equaled by just one other, with only one condition miracle higher at the top of the SGC population report. For many whose cardboard concentration tends toward the bubble gum era, this will be considered the most noteworthy auction offering. It would be difficult to dispute that this is worthy of being the crowning touch to a vintage Ruth collection.

Service and Handling Description: Sportscard (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Glossary of Terms

Auction Info

Auction Dates
April, 2009
23rd-24th Thursday-Friday
Internet/Mail Bidders: 13
Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
Page Views: 1,749

Buyer's Premium per Lot:
19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

Heritage membership

sold in the last year

Join Now - It's Free

  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your

Consignments wanted

Only 30 days left to consign to the 2016 February 20 - 21 Platinum Night Auction Sports - New York !

Learn about consigning with us

I hope to have a long relationship with Atlee and cherish her knowledge and expertise in the art field.
Mary Kokles,
Garland, TX
View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit:

Video tutorial

Getting the most out of search

Recent auctions

2015 November 5 - 7 Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction - Dallas
2015 November 5 - 7 Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction - Dallas
REALIZED $11,937,897

© 2015 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved