- Jan 19, 2010
I present for your viewing, 4 different 1933 Goudey #181 Babe Ruth cards. Each card has been given a grade of 1 by PSA. Each card is uniquely different from the other though, and a testimony to the phrase "Buy the card, not the grade".
I call the 1st one "well loved"
I call the 2nd one "crease"
I call the 3rd one "pin hole"
I call the 4th one "?"
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I wanted to see what people thought about the differences between what is otherwise an identical baseball card. Aside from the obvious conditional differences, these are all authentic, 1933 Goudey #181 cards and likewise, all are graded PSA1, the lowest numerical grade I believe a card can receive.
1). Should all cards of the same grade cost the same?
2). Which card would you prefer, given your personal tolerance for the various possible card flaws.
I do own one of these and was fortunate enough to buy it before this crazy card market caught on file. That is what got me thinking...how much are people paying for PSA1 Ruth cards these days.
Well loved sold for $2600
Creased sold for $3600
Pin Hole is mine (paid $1200 a few years back)
? is currently for sale on ebay with an asking price (obo) of $6,000