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    1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #53 SGC 60 EX 5. The essence of the Depression-era game, distilled into a single three-inch tall piece of cardboard. The details of the offering are little more than a long list of superlatives, as the set and the player it pictures rank at the pinnacle of the hobby. Joining the 1909-11 T206 and 1952 Topps issues to form the baseball card collecting's "Big Three," the 1933 Goudey set is rightfully considered a consummate masterpiece, with gorgeous portraiture capturing many of the greatest names of the pre-war era. And certainly there was none greater than Babe Ruth, who strikes his classic batting pose here on what may be the set's most recognizable card. Rich colors, nice centering, and clean borders bring this Babe to life almost three-quarters of a century after issue. This example is on the verge of NM quality with just the slightest of hairline wrinkles, we are talking a 1/32" into down from the top edge above the left side of Ruth's cap. Undetectable to the naked eye. Without a doubt, the nicest 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #53 SGC 60 EX 5 on the planet!

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2018
    19th-20th Thursday-Friday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 23
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