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    1928 Sociedade Industrial Babe Ruth #98 SGC 55 VG/EX+ 4.5 - The Only SGC Graded Example! In August 2015, Heritage offered as part of the Leon Luckey Collection the only graded example of card #105 from this rare series that featured a pair of Cooperstown titans - Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb. Card #98 features a classic pose of Ruth, swinging for the seats. The set originates from the South-African country of Angola. A testament to the popularity of USA Baseball and Ruth is confirmed as the sport is represented by ever growing checklist of known cards. The copy on the back is written in the official language of Angola - Portuguese - and it identifies the producer which translates to "Industrial Society of Tobacco, Angola." We have found no wrinkles and one crease confined to the lower right corner. The 1-13/16 x 2-1.2" real-photo card shows some slight wear at corner tips with some very faint staining on the reverse. These minor factors combine for a SGC 55 VG/EX+ 4.5 rating which fails to account for the extremely high quality photo. This is the only example of this card on the SGC census.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2015
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
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