Lot # 5: 1921 E121 American Caramel Babe Ruth SGC EX 60

Starting Bid: $10,000.00

Bids: 36 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "REA Summer 2019",
which ran from 7/26/2019 12:15 PM to
8/18/2019 6:00 PM

Graded EX 60 by SGC. Presented is a superb E121 American Caramel card of Babe Ruth. This is one of the premier early Ruth cards and one of the very few dating from the early 1920s. Perfectly clean front and back, with even wear on the corners and clean, white borders framing a perfectly centered, virtually flawless, bold image. The black text on the reverse is crisp, bold, and essentially flawless. It is interesting to note that the young, but already very celebrated, Ruth is pictured on this card in a Boston uniform, though he is appropriately identified below as a member of the New York Americans. "Boston" (mostly covered by Ruth's throwing arm) can be clearly seen across Ruth's chest upon close examination. In fact, this photograph of Ruth is the very same image that was used on Ruth's 1917 E135 Collins-McCarthy candy card. Apparently the American Caramel Company was going to print and did not have the time to pursue an updated image of Ruth with his new team. This is an exceptional example of this classic Babe Ruth card worthy of any advanced Babe Ruth or prewar-card collection. Opening Bid $10,000. Estimate $50,000+.

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