1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #53 SGC 86 NM+ 7.5. Among th...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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Description1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #53 SGC 86 NM+ 7.5. 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, as 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.
Graded SGC 86 NM+ 7.5. This is one of a high quality quartet at the NM+ grade level with six rated higher. As to be expected, characteristics outshine the overwhelming majority of its counterparts. As proper complement to the obverse, the card's back features deeply printed green on white, untoned cardstock with trace levels of print ghosting.
Guide Value or Estimate: $20,000 - up.
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