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    1932 U.S. Caramel Babe Ruth Baseball #32 PSA NM-MT 8 With so many potential pitfalls, with danger swirling all about a card such as this, the existence of one so fine challenges the very laws of probability. Caramel cards themselves are often problematic, falling victim to staining by the product with which they were packaged. Next, we must consider that a Ruth card, dating from the height of his "Called Shot" fame, would have been quite well-loved at the time, and hence bearing the signs of handling by young hands that couldn't possibly have understood the card's destiny of great monetary value. Thirdly, the Babe found himself the final card in this issue of thirty-two, leaving him in real danger of the excess wear generally plaguing the first and last cards in a set. And, finally, lest we forget, the card is over 70 years old! The only hints of the passing decades lie in the mellowing of the white areas to a creamy shade, and perhaps the mildest touch of foxing at the left corners. Centering is quite good for the era, and the corners offer just the slightest touches upon close inspection. The back is very clean. Fewer than 60 have passed through the offices of PSA at all, with only two ever grading higher. They simply don't get much better than this rare offering of "The Bambino".

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    September, 2004
    10th-11th Friday-Saturday
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