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    1934 R309-1 Goudey Premium Babe Ruth PSA EX 5 - Pop One, Two Higher. It's one of the most recognizable images of the great Bambino, decked out in his Yankees pinstripes and showcasing that monstrous and yet so fluid swing that made him the world's most famous man and one who could claim he was having a better year than the President. Here, that image used for this breathtaking R309-1 Goudey premium ultimately dating to Ruth's final season in the Bronx. This highly-collectible cardboard treasure was offered by Goudey in exchange for fifty wrappers from their 1933 effort with an advertised expiration date of Nov. 1, 1933. His was the first premium offered as such, along with three more team premiums but he remained the lone single-player premium. Spending 50-cents on baseball cards was no easy task in 1933. At one-cent per pack/wrapper, the 50-cent cost in 1933 equals $10.01 in 2020 dollars.

    Graded PSA EX 5. Pop one when graded EX with two rated higher from a total pop of only twelve. Our offered premium exhibits so little wear and an easel that has never been folded and opened which would have put Ruth on proud display on some lucky child's nightstand as they drifted off to dreams of hitting a home run in front of an adoring crowd. Overall aesthetics remain viral and outstanding.


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    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
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