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    1948 Leaf Babe Ruth #3 SGC 88 NM/MT 8. The 1948/49 Leaf series came at a pivotal era that showcased a selection of both first and lasts. The set features the earliest cards of HoFers Jackie Robinson and Satchell Paige, card #1 honors Joe DiMaggio who was in the twilight of his illustrious career. Card #3 served as a memorial to baseball legend Babe Ruth, honoring the baseball titan who had passed away in August of 1948. It certainly is no coincidence that Leaf Gum chose the same number Ruth wore on his uniform. Today, it is one of the most sought-after cards from this landmark edition.
    Graded SGC 88 NM/MT 8. One of nine Leaf Ruth cards graded at that level by SGC with just four copies rated higher. The offered example is arguably eligible for an even more favorable grade. This scarce Ruth card delivers incredibly sharp color quality and saturation with a near-total absence of corner wear. Centering is close to precise. Toning that characterizes 1940's Leaf products is nonexistent. The reverse is clean and free of staining or excess print.


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