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    1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #149 SGC NM 7. This particular example echoes some of our favorite Dead Ball Era issues, the bold red background reminiscent of a T206 Cobb and the 1914-15 Cracker Jacks. It's a close-up of the same image used. The effect is particularly powerful in this particular specimen, highly saturated with masterful registration and a virtual absence of any signs of aging.

    No man in the history of American sports has single-handedly changed the game as profoundly as this man, who rose from the humblest of beginnings in a Baltimore orphanage to the pinnacle of global fame. Though Ruth was on the downslope of his storied career when this issue appeared on drugstore countertops, he remained the most famous athlete in the country, inspiring the Goudey creators to honor him no fewer than four times in the 240-card set.

    Graded SGC NM 7. Corners remain sharp, centering balanced horizontally, and the surfaces clean. Well over 400 representations have been delivered to the trading card experts at SGC at the time of this writing, with just a dozen having climbed to a higher rung of their grading ladder.


    Guide Value or Estimate: $100,000 - up.

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    November
    18th Thursday 10:00 pm CT
    Auction Dates
    November
    18th-20th Thursday-Saturday
    Proxy Bidding Time Remaining
    22 Days 3h 13m 17s
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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    This lot is in: 1 - Signature Internet Extended Bid Session - Extended Bidding :
    (Lots 56001-58017) - 10:00 PM Central Time, Thursday, November 18, 2021.
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    Heritage Auctions
    2801 W. Airport Freeway
    Dallas, TX 75261



    Current Bid:
    $49,000
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