Clean Sweep Auctions Item: 0000606462 -- Lot #1 1916 M101-5 # 151 Babe Ruth Rookie Card Cond: PSA Authentic Altered

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Lot #1 1916 M101-5 # 151 Babe Ruth Rookie Card Cond: PSA Authentic Altered

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This listing has ended with a winning bid of Winning Bid: $41811.00
Final Sale Price: $50173.20.

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Current Time: 5/14/2021 3:06:43 PM EST
Listed: Monday May 7, 2018 8:35 AM EST
Ending: Thursday June 7, 2018 2:31 AM EST
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Bid Information

Starting Bid: $5,000
Current Bid: $41,811 by --
Next Bid: Bidding has closed.
Bid Increment: $2,000
Bids: 23 (History)
Reserve Status: This item has no Reserve.


Listing Details

Perhaps the hottest card in the world right now, offered is a true Babe Ruth Rookie Card. Collected decades ago by our consignor (now sadly deceased), this has been safely residing in a draw until now. The card presents a classic full body image of a young and relative svelte Babe Ruth pitching in a Red Sox uniform. The card is well centered with a nice image and the blank back is clean. The card has some scattered print dots and noticeable wear on the bottom two corners. The defect on this card was the use of white out decades ago on the upper right corner. This was likely not malicious as we believe this card was obtained before the existence of grading services. The white out is just on the corner, it does not get into the picture frame. It might be possible remove it without damaging the card, we did not attempt to do this or research the possibility. The prices on this card have been utterly skyrocketing in recent years, with the most recent sale we saw was a 4 for $132,000. We feel this defect may in an odd way be a good thing as this will likely keep this card below six figures, opening it up to a much broader range of collectors. Completely fresh to market, letís open this at $5,000 with no reserve and see what happens!

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