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    1921-23 E220 National Caramel Babe Ruth PSA Good 2. John Esch collection. babe Ruth had an unfailing generosity of spirit which alone could have ensured that his would be the most popular of all pre-war sporting legends. His claim to fame was his habit of hitting home runs. To this day there is still a tremendous demand for his cards, autographs and any item that bears his likeness sustaining an upward trajectory that seems to see no change in direction. Historically, the Babe's cards have been the hobby's hottest commodity. It has been commonly and properly stated that every great sports card collection begins with the Babe. This card is extracted from the scarcer National Caramel series of 120 cards issued from 1921 to 1923. Babe Ruth by far is the key card and what makes this scarcity extra appealing is that it is considered the earliest cards to present a photographic portrait of Ruth in his classic Yankees pinstripes.

    Graded PSA Good 2. It is one of only twenty total PSA submissions. For a Ruth card that is a startling low number. It is one of eight in Good with three higher. Followers of this set know it is riddled with print/production quirks. The crisp full-figure depiction is nicer than many other examples. The famous, or infamous, wildly irregular cuts are not here as our offered card shows a slight diamond cut. A scarce Ruth card and a great alternative to the more mainstream issues of the era.

    Guide Value or Estimate: $20,000 - up.

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