Lot # 9: Signed 1933 R319 Goudey #144 Babe Ruth - PSA/DNA

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1933 R319 Goudey #144 Babe Ruth, signed by Ruth on the front. PSA/DNA has certified the signature as "Authentic" and graded the card PR 1. Ruth has scripted his name in pencil across his image, with the signature grading "5/6." As most collectors are aware, Ruth-signed 1933 Goudey cards are scarce. Card #144, which features the Babe in his classic follow-through batting pose, is widely considered to be the quintessential Babe Ruth bubble-gum card. Goudey must have also appreciated the beauty of this card, because of all the cards in the set this is the one it chose to double print when replacing the missing card #106 during production. Today, it remains one of Ruth's most popular and most recognizable baseball cards. This is just the third signed example of this particular card we have ever offered and we have few others at auction in the past twenty fifteen years. The card displays corner wear and creasing, but, as one can plainly see, it presents at a much higher level than that suggested by its technically accurate grade. This is an attractive and rare signed example of Ruth's classic 1933 Goudey card. Full LOA from James Spence/JSA.  Reserve $10,000. Estimate (open).

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