Lot # 423: 1921 Schapira Bros. Candy Babe Ruth (Portrait) PSA VG-EX 4

Starting Bid: $200.00

Bids: 52 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "REA Summer 2021",
which ran from 7/23/2021 12:00 PM to
8/15/2021 9:00 PM

Graded VG-EX 4 by PSA. Schapira Brothers, Inc., candy-box package-design portrait card featuring a crisp image of a smiling Babe Ruth within a baseball design, surrounded by a bold red background, neatly cut along the dotted lines. The card presents with modest corner wear and perfect image registration. One of Babe Ruth's all-time classic cards. This is the signature card from a very unusual and fascinating candy-box set devoted exclusively to Babe Ruth. Each card from the set measures 1-5/8 x 2-3/8 inches and features Ruth. The portrait card appeared on one side of every box; the other side featured one of five different full-length "action" cards with artwork that is clearly based on photos of Ruth. The portrait card is the only card in the set that identifies Ruth by name and provides instructions to "Send 250 of these pictures to Schapira Bros. Inc. E. 135th St. New York City" to "Get a Base Ball Autographed By Babe Ruth." There are few cards of Ruth dating from the 1920s. This is an attractive example of one of the most distinctive and interesting 1920s Ruth cards Reserve $200.

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