The 1933 R309 Goudey Stand-Up Premium issue was available only by mail as a premium in exchange for Goudey Gum wrappers. The set included four cards: Babe Ruth, the 1933 American League All Star Team (including Ruth and Gehrig), the 1933 National League All Star Team, and the 1933 World Champion New York Giants, with the Ruth batting pose being the highest desired example.
These 5.5 x 9 inch, very substantial high-quality cardboard premiums are designed with a fold-out cardboard easel attachment on the reverse, which allows each card to stand on its own for display.
This example of the Ruth premium is boldly signed and inscribed by the Bambino, "To Johnny Fiore From Babe Ruth" in Ruth's easy flowing script, with the signature nicely contrasting with the Babe's pinstriped New York Yankee pants and the dirt. The card itself has some edge wear in various areas, plus a few light to moderate corner creases. The reverse is relatively clean with the original easel still intact.
This is a tremendous Ruth-signed baseball card premium, with a great flowing fountain pen signature. The card has been authenticated and encapsulated by SGC, cert. #8334273-001, and also comes with a full April 4, 2018 LOA from PSA/DNA, cert. # AE01361.
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