2017 Great American Trading Card Auction Ending April 1
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 4/2/2017
Graded 70 EX+ 5.5 by SGC. Hall of Famer, in a highly prized “Rookie Card” appearance. This is one of just two examples at its tier (with none graded higher) among a total of eleven copies recorded in SGC's census reporting. The ultimate rookie card! There is, quite simply, no way to imagine that a 1-5/8" x 3" piece of cardboard could symbolize more history, more of the essence of American sport, than this M101-5 card depicting Babe Ruth as a slender young pitcher with the Boston Red Sox. The rookie card of Babe Ruth represents one of the peak achievements in all of card collecting, and a thoroughly commendable example of the coveted rarity is presented here. In many ways, the Babe's presence defined baseball, and this M101-5 is a cornerstone memento of his unparalleled career, a top-notch example of one of the most significant of all baseball cards. On the card's front, a magnificent image of the future legend reveals his pitching follow-through. The piece's corners exhibit faint traces of wear at their tips. The well-registered cardfront is wonderfully crisp and bright in its timeless aesthetic, and the clean, unprinted reverse displays a hint of toning at its left side. A foundation element of a meaningful Ruth collection, in visually superior Excellent-plus condition.
1916 M101-5 Blank Back #151 Babe Ruth Rookie Card – SGC 70 EX+ 5.5 "1 of 2!" None Higher!
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