August 6, 2020: Summer Auction
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Presented is a very attractive low-grade 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. While the image of Ruth is crisp and well centered, the card displays rounded corners and light soiling front and back. The reverse has bold black text. 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 single is graded PSA 2 and is an ideal example for someone who wants a very presentable example of this classic Babe Ruth card, from the heart of his playing days, without spending the tens of thousands of dollars that a higher-graded example would command.
1921 E121 American Caramel Babe Ruth Series of 80 PSA 21921 E121 American Caramel Babe Ruth Series of 80 PSA 2
1921 E121 American Caramel Babe Ruth "Series of 80" PSA 2
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Minimum Bid: $4,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $20,060
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Thursday, August 6, 2020.
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