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    1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #53 PSA EX 5. The Babe entered the 1933 season fresh on the heels of his final World Championship season, one best remembered for his apocryphal "Called Shot" posted in a four-game Series sweep of the Chicago Cubs. So while his prodigious slugging skills may have been on the decline as this first great bubble gum issue tempted sweet-toothed youngsters at the local five-and-dime, the Bambino still held the firmest grasp upon the hearts and minds of the baseball public. That truth unquestionably holds true to this day, ensuring that Ruth is identified as the key card in any set that contains him.

    Only the background color and card number differentiate this entry from card number 149--even the biographical text on card verso is the same. But this is the rarer of the two formats, presented in rock-solid EX 5 condition. The bright colors and fine registration provide the appearance of a superior grade, with typical minor edge and corner wear the limiting factors. It's an example that earns its position in the top twenty percent of all PSA submissions.


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    April, 2021
    15th Thursday
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