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    1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #144 SGC NM 7. The baseball card hobby seems to offer an unlimited opportunity for a "Top Ten" list. We won't get into the debate of what sets deserve to be four through ten as most can agree the hobby is defined by the "Top Three" sets being the T206 White Borders, 1952 Topps and the 1933 Goudey set. Each is rightfully considered a consummate masterpiece, with gorgeous portraiture capturing many of the greatest names of their respective era. Four cards have come to represent the set and as there was no greater athlete/celebrity than Babe Ruth it comes as no surprise he is featured on all four. On card #144 he strikes his classic batting pose becoming what may be the set's most recognizable card and one that has come to represent not just the Goudey promotion but an entire era of card collecting.

    Graded SGC NM 7. Surfaces are clean and all four corners show modest wear. Centering is consistent leaving four even and slightly toned borders. How this card went the last 80+ years without showing greater signs of handling is surprising but we are grateful for the chance to offer such a pleasing example of a classic card. Best to let your eyes do the touching.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 25
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