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    1921 E121 American Caramel - Series of 80 Babe Ruth SGC VG+ 3.5. "I wish him all the luck in the world," Yankees teammate Frank "Home Run" Baker told the press midway through the 1921 season. "He has everybody else, including myself, hopelessly outclassed." It's likely that the aging star of Connie Mack's "$100,000 Infield" felt a bit sheepish about his own moniker as he shared a dugout with Ruth, having never put more than a dozen into the seats during any season of his own career. It had taken the Babe just twenty-five games to match Baker's best during that spectacular 1921 season, one commonly considered the finest of Ruth's storied career. By season's end, the Babe would belt at least one 500-plus foot blast in each of the eight American League ballparks. The provided trading card is from the earliest days of the 1920's. Look closely at the jersey that Ruth wears in the card's obverse image and you'll see it's a Red Sox model, with the subject's printed identification without quote marks around the word "Babe" and his position as a right fielder serving to document a transaction that would send the fortunes of the two rival franchises in opposite directions.

    Graded SGC VG+ 3.5. The only card graded VG+ from a total pop of just over fifty for this caption variation. There is little more than standard corner wear (one with a faint crease) to report in a condition assessment of this important entry.


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