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    1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #53 PSA NM-MT 8. Among the company's prized quartet of Babe Ruth entries, this "Yellow Background" 1933 Goudey card effectively conveys the Bambino's joy in the game to the greatest extent. Holding and swinging the bat, while allowing just the beginnings of a smile, Ruth seems every bit a man content with his assured immortality. Of the four cards that provide an illustration of the larger than life baseball child, card #53 or the "Yellow Ruth" as many call it, is noticeably scarcer than the others in any level of preservation.

    Graded PSA NM-MT 8. This is one of fifteen high quality examples at the NM-MT grade level with just one lone copy grading higher. The character outshines the overwhelming majority of its counterparts. The yellow tone that defines card #53 is nothing less than radiant; the caption and logo print, in bright red, holds supreme, attention-grabbing power. Only centering seems to hold this card back from a higher assessment. As proper complement to the obverse, the card's reverse features the same lack of blemish. Two corners we feel are Mint with the others two very close to that level. Minuscule amounts of tip wear are seen under magnification. Above all, the figure of the Babe, himself, as inked on this extraordinary piece, transcends routine expectations. A card worthy of its ranking among the finest known examples.


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2016
    14th Thursday
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