Spring, 2015 Premier Catalog Auction - Closes March 28, 2015
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With nearly 60 graded examples in existence between PSA and SGC, the 1928 Shonen Kulubu Babe Ruth postcard is not "rare" or "seldom seen" as it is frequently described in auction listings.  What it is, however, is a very interesting depiction of American baseball presented in Japan, depicting the great American baseball icon, Babe Ruth, purportedly hitting his first home run of the 1926 season.  That the celebrity of Babe Ruth was immense enough to merit a postcard halfway around the world, in an age where 24-hour sports networks and up-to-the-minute Twitter posts did not exist to keep fans abreast of developments in sports, is simply amazing, and this postcard is a tremendous document of that massive fame.  Graded VG/EX 50 by SGC, the card has not been postally used, but does exhibit the type of wear consistent with the assigned grade.  An outstanding document of the enormity of Babe Ruth, circa 1928, at the height of his popularity.

Population Data
SGC Population: 30 total graded, 5 at this level, 11 higher
PSA Population: 29 total graded, 5 at this level, 18 higher

1928 Shonen Kulubu Babe Ruth (HOF) - SGC VG/EX 501928 Shonen Kulubu Babe Ruth (HOF) - SGC VG/EX 50
1928 Shonen Kulubu Babe Ruth (HOF) - SGC VG/EX 50
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $100
Final prices include buyers premium.: $270
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Sunday, March 29, 2015.
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