Lot # 633: 1934 V354 World Wide Gum Canadian Goudey #28 Babe Ruth PSA GOOD+ 2.5

Starting Bid: $2,500.00

Bids: 39 (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 GOOD+ 2.5 by PSA. Extremely attractive example of #28 Babe Ruth from the 1934 World Wide Gum Canadian Goudey series. Very similar to the classic 1934 Goudey set issued in the United States, this is the rare Canadian version issued by Goudey's World Wide Gum. The V354 World Wide Gum cards numbered 1 to 48 are identical in design to the 1933 Goudeys on the fronts, so the offered Ruth is identical on the front to the #53 yellow Ruth from the 1933 Goudey set. The text on the back is printed in French and English. Despite the many similarities between the Canadian and American sets, the World Wide Gum issue is significantly rarer than its American counterpart. To put the rarity of these cards in perspective, PSA has graded only 1,525 cards (of all subjects) from the 1934 World Wide Gum series while it has graded 1,043 examples of the #53 yellow Ruth from the 1933 Goudey set alone. Only seventy-four examples of this #28 World Wide Gum Ruth have been graded by PSA to date. This example is bright and crisp, with bold colors, honest corner wear, and centered slightly to the top. A couple small scuffs of paper loss on the back accounts for the assigned grade. The reverse is fairly clean with green lettering printed in both English and French. This is a very presentable example of legendary New York Yankees Hall of Famer Babe Ruth in one of his most iconic and classic baseball-card poses of all time from this rare Canadian Goudey series. Reserve $2,500.

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