1932 US Caramel
#32 Babe Ruth

Featuring Yankees Hall-of-Fame legend Babe Ruth, this is the most important and valuable standard-issue card within the classic 1932 US Caramel set. The last of 32 numbered cards within the set, this issue is extremely challenging to locate in high-grade. This is the first iconic 1930's gum card issue to picture Ruth. This amazing piece of Americana was produced and distributed the same year that Charles Lindbergh's infant son was kidnapped, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached its lowest level of the Great Depression, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected the 32nd President of the United States.

Just three years from retirement, Ruth enjoyed an excellent season in 1932. He hit for a .341 batting average, slugged 41 home runs (second to Jimmie Foxx), amassed 137 RBI's, and led the league with a .489 on base percentage. However, his most famous accomplishment occurred in the fifth inning of Game 3 of the World Series, when Ruth hit his legendary "Called Shot Home Run" against Cubs pitcher Charlie Root. Fact or fiction, this is certainly one of the most celebrated events in baseball history. The Yankees went on to sweep the Cubs in four games, and this was the last hit Ruth ever recorded in a World Series.

The offered card is an extremely high quality SGC NM/MT 88 example. It is exceptionally well-centered with light antique-white borders, outstanding corners, a virtually flawless surface, and a beautiful boldly colored portrait image of Ruth. This is one of just two copies graded NM/MT 88 by SGC, with none finer.

Sold in 2014