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    1921 Schapira Bros. Babe Ruth (Cleared the Bags) SGC Authentic. From the John Esch collection. George Herman Ruth is depicted here, swatting a long fly ball and, evidently, "clearing the bags" on this hand-cut card from the Schapira Brothers set of 1921. The drawing of "The Babe" might be described as "basic," but it is set in front of a really cool, swirling red and blue Art Deco background. Any card of Ruth from his career is popular; this set is no exception. This example, "Cleared the Bags" variation, has been graded SGC Authentic.

    Guide Value or Estimate: $1,000 - up.

    Auction Info

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    October
    28th Thursday
    Auction Dates
    November
    18th-20th Thursday-Saturday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    35 Days
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