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    1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #53 PSA NM 7. Among the company's prized quartet of Babe Ruth entries, this "Yellow Background" 1933 Goudey card effectively conveys the Bambino's joy in the game to the greatest extent. Holding and swinging the bat - while allowing just the beginnings of a smile - marvelously summarize his life's work, and the portrayal quietly affirms the satisfaction he found in all of its elements. A brightly rendered, career-contemporary relic of the highest order, the sight of this depiction - especially here, when aesthetic vibrancy approximates the quality displayed on the day of manufacture - is one of the hobby's fondest gifts to its ardent devotees.

    Among the almost 1000 copies of this collectible currently residing in PSA holders, only sixteen have received more-laudable, unqualified assessments. And this example's character outshines the overwhelming majority of its counterparts at the PSA NM 7 level. The yellow tone that defines #53 is nothing less than radiant, and the caption and logo print, in bright red, hold supreme, attention-grabbing power. Above all, the figure of the Babe, himself, as inked on this extraordinary piece, far transcends routine expectations. As proper complement to the obverse, the card's back features deeply printed green on white, untoned cardstock.


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    September, 2020
    10th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 38
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