October 2009 Auction
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A virtually uncirculated example of Babe Ruth's 1933 Goudey red back, this pack-fresh specimen hails from our virgin New England find and has been recently graded at the EX/MT 6 level by PSA, almost exclusively due to its self-evident centering preference for the bottom and left edges. NM/MT corners join MINT edges around a NM obverse that shows some orange-red print dust in the top border, some production guide marks in the extreme top right corner, and a small handful of microscopically thin white print lines in the upper left field, primarily concentrated in the backdrop area between Babe's hands, head, and name. While this magnificently preserved Ruth relic is ideal for collectors who prefer sharp, pack-fresh corners and edges over perfect centering (and over chipped, bruised, and rounded corners as well), I should also mention that the imperfect centering is subtly buoyed by a slightly generous cut that measures a fraction of an inch over the standard 2-3/8" width for the issue. Uncommonly sharp for the grade, with an unsullied, uncirculated pack-freshness uncommon in any grade!
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