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Lot # 3: 1916 M101-5 Blank Back #151 Babe Ruth Rookie Card SGC FR 1.5

Starting Bid: $25,000.00

Bids: 44 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring Classic 2022",
which ran from 5/20/2022 7:00 PM to
6/11/2022 10:00 PM



Scarce 1916 M101-5 Blank Back #151 Babe Ruth (R) card. The card has been graded and encapsulated by SGC FR 1.5. One of the most important cards in the entire hobby, this 1916 beauty depicts Ruth as a young pitching phenom for the Boston Red Sox. Before becoming "The Sultan of Swat," Ruth was an accomplished pitcher as can be seen in his career 94-46 record and 2.28 ERA. His 1916 season was perhaps his best as a pitcher with a record of 23-12, a league leading ERA of 1.75, 9 shutouts over 40 starts, and 170 strikeouts. The card itself is nicely centered with a clear black and white image of Ruth in pitching follow through pose. All four corners have moderate rounding and the edges show a hint of roughness. There is a horizontal crease running through the center of the card bisecting Ruth's torso. Despite the flaws, the card displays well and would be the centerpiece of any collection.

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