Clean Sweep Auctions Item: 0000761679 -- Lot #14 1921 W516-2-3 # 10 Babe Ruth (extremely rare) Cond: SGC 3.5

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Lot #14 1921 W516-2-3 # 10 Babe Ruth (extremely rare) Cond: SGC 3.5

Item ID: 761679 INV ID: Watch Listing

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This listing has ended with a winning bid of Winning Bid: $11500.00
Final Sale Price: $13800.00.

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Current Time: 12/3/2022 10:35:16 AM EST
Listed: Wednesday September 7, 2022 12:45 PM EST
Ending: Thursday October 13, 2022 2:14 AM EST
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Bid Information

Starting Bid: $3,000
Current Bid: $11,500 by --
Next Bid: Bidding has closed.
Bid Increment: $1,000
Bids: 13 (History)
Reserve Status: This item has no Reserve.


Listing Details

We all know how hot early 1920s Babe Ruth cards have been in recent years. A fresh walk-in at the National, this is really special. There are several variations to the 1921 W516 strip cards, this is the scarcest series. In fact, PSA has only graded two examples of this card, SGC presumably something similar. In terms of price comps, there is JUST ONE PUBLIC SALE, an awful condition card from back in 2016. The offered card is also extremely attractive in addition to being so rare. Beautifully cut, this has a perfectly registered image, rich color and very clean surfaces. The borders look good, the back is perfectly clean. Wear at the tip of the upper right corner led to the 3.5 grade, this is an exceptionally fine card for the grade. It is not every day that a 1921 Babe Ruth card of this rarity and beauty enters the market, it will be very interesting to see where this little treasure ends up! Great card.

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