1932 U.S. Caramel Babe Ruth #32 SGC 82 EX/NM+ 6.5 - Pop One, Five Higher. Babe Ruth was the king of gum cards in 1933 so it is with a ting of irony that the twilight of the caramel age would end with the "Bambino" serving as the final salvo of the closing era. Dating from the same year as his famous "Called Shot" in the '32 World Series, this card would have been quite well-loved, therefore well-handled, so any example bearing hardly any evidence of handling by young hands is a rare treat. Graded SGC 82 EX/NM+ 6.5, this card is the first and so far only card at this grade, a handful have managed to grade higher. This from a total SGC population of only 48 examples. The only hints of the passing of eight decades lie in the slight foxing at two corner tips with even less affecting the other two. The red field is vivid and blemish-free. The condition report concludes with the mention of the absence of any printing imperfections and centering that rests elevated from center, matching Ruth's larger-than-life persona. The reverse is as vibrant and free of imperfections as is the obverse.

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