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    1921 E253 Oxford Confectionary Babe Ruth SGC VG-EX+ 4.5. John Esch collection. The Oxford Confectionery is without question one of the more scarce and obscure series from the 1921 to 1923 era. The far greater availability of the National and American Caramel issues of this era have garnered most of the attention from modern hobbyists. That is a shame, because this is a fascinating promotion of just twenty cards that features no less than fourteen future HoFers. The key E253 subject is, of course, Babe Ruth. With a circulation date of 1921 this is one of the earliest cards of Ruth in his Yankees cap and jersey.

    When found, the thin paper stock leaves a mid-grade (if you're lucky) to low-grade examples but in reality, acquiring any example . High-end cards like this Ruth are highly unlikely survivors almost a century later. Some modest corner wear is the lone note in regards to condition. Surfaces are clean and problem-free. Less than 10% of all E253's reviewed by PSA grade EX-MT or better. Graded SGC VG-EX+ 4.5. From a total population of only twenty-seven, this is the only card graded VG-EX+ with four graded higher!

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    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
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