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    1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #181 SGC 88 NM/MT 8. Magnificent representation of this key card from one of the hobby's most beloved issues transports us back to the days of the Depression without the unpleasantness of failed banks and bread lines. Essentially untouched by the passing of three quarters of a century, this gorgeous relic provides marvelous spotless surfaces to go along with barely a suggestion of wear to outer corner tips. The harshest critique we can find is that Ruth's precisely registered image lies just to the left of center. To give the clearest indication of the superiority of this specimen, we must note that as an SGC 88 NM/MT 8, this card is equaled by three others, with only one condition miracle higher at the top of the SGC population report. For many whose cardboard concentration tends toward the bubble gum era, this will be considered the most noteworthy auction offering. It would be difficult to dispute that this is worthy of being the crowning touch to a vintage Ruth collection. The colors or so vivid and the print registration is so precise the classic portrait of the babe jumps out at you like any 3D Hollywood special effects wizard wishes he/she could recreate. Corner tips all come to prefect 90-degree angles. The front frame is a blistering display of white, just slightly inconsistent in thickness. The back is blemish free with some typical Goudey print ghosting along the bottom confirming it's well deserved "barely touched by man" appearance. Simply a beautiful card with what we feel is an ideal investment quality acquisition.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    7th-9th Thursday-Saturday
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