Lot # 29: 1934 World Wide Gum, #28, BABE RUTH, PSA 3 VG

Starting Bid: $1,500.00

Bids: 19 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Heartland Summer Auction",
which ran from 7/10/2021 4:00 PM to
7/21/2021 10:00 PM

Whether in its Goudey form, distributed in the US, or its Canadian version from World Wide Gum, the yellow background Babe Ruth card is among the most highly coveted cards from this set, not to mention of Ruth cards in general. The light yellow background used on the card is found regularly with heavy soiling due to its light color. So, finding a clean card or card in high grade of this particular Ruth is among the more difficult tasks in the hobby.

Despite a mid-level VG 3 grade, this Ruth card exhibits a vibrant yellow backdrop for baseball’s greatest slugger, that’s dirt-free and exhibits minimal handling. As we see modern cards of Derek Jeter and Mike Trout escalate in value in never-before-seen leaps and bounds, the tried and true period Babe Ruth bubble gum card provides a long-term value play that has rarely lost value for anyone who didn’t make a panicked rush sale.

At a solid VG 3, with a 75/25 top to bottom cut, this Ruth offers an attainable prize with considerable upside in what is almost always a most safe play. Simply put, you can’t go wrong with Babe Ruth.

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