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    1933 Sport Kings Babe Ruth #2 PSA NM-MT 8. Presented is a visually popping card of the King of Swat, the highest royalty in the majestic 1933 Goudey Sports Kings card set. This issue is the most popular multi-card set ever, and the Babe Ruth card remains its most sought-after prize.

    The year before these cards were issued, the Babe was still going strong, hitting .341 with 41 homers and an American League leading 130 RBI. When they were issued in 1933, Ruth was still a strong power source, with a stat line of .301, with 34 home runs and 114 RBI. Each card measures 2-3/8" by 2-7/8" and features an appealing color portrait set in front of solid color background. The backs have a short bio, and Ruth's mentions his days starting out as a left-handed catcher at the St. Mary's school he attended in Baltimore. With the country still deep in a depression, sports cards were a luxury. Even the 48 cards from 18 different sports in the Sports Kings issue might be a great number of cards to afford in hard times. Hall of Famers Ruth, Ty Cobb and Carl Hubbell are the only baseball players in the set - not counting Jim Thorpe who played Major League baseball, but is in the set as a football star.

    Graded PSA NM-MT 8. One of twenty-one graded NM-MT with only three higher from a total pop noe well over 500 submissions. What could be more fitting than to have the King of Swat as the key card in this famous Sports Kings multi-sport set that includes not only Cobb, but Thorpe, Red Grange and Jack Dempsey? Ruth's legacy will resonate in baseball forever, and they can't make any more real 1933 Ruth cards, so one can strive for this card of the smiling king.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2020
    10th-13th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 36
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