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In 1927, Babe Ruth accomplished something few baseball men before him believed was possible. Single-handedly surpassing the team totals of every other club in the American League, The Great Bambino clobbered 60 home runs, setting the mark that would last until Roger Maris hit 61 in '61. Ruth knew it was possible when he set the previous single season HR mark in 1921 with 59. What he never imagined was that one of his own teammates might actually challenge him for the record. Through July and August of that memorable 1927 season, Ruth and teammate Lou Gehrig were never separated by more than two homers. Gehrig even took a 45-44 lead in the first game of a doubleheader against Boston in early September, but The Babe answered with two shots of his own, and he'd hold the lead for the rest of the season, hitting numbers 58, 59, and the record-breaking #60 in the final series of the regular season. "Sixty!" he exclaimed after breaking his own record. "Let's see some son of a bitch try to top that one."

In addition to Ruth's individual exploits, the 1927 New York Yankees are widely remembered as the greatest team in baseball history. Winning a then AL record 110 games, they'd clinched first place by Labor Day, and took the pennant by 19 games. The World Series against the Pittsburgh Pirates was a no-contest, with the Yankees sweeping in four. According to reports, the Pirates players were in as much awe of Murderer's Row as anyone, watching dejected from their dugout before Game 1 at Forbes Field as the Yankees launched ball after ball into the stands during batting practice.

Commemorate both Babe Ruth's single season home run record as well as his team's second-ever World Series title with a winning bid on the offered 1927 Exhibits Green Tint card. Extremely conservatively graded PSA 5 EX, the offered historically significant baseball card ranks as one of two in its class with just a single copy grading higher. Nominal wear at the extreme corner tips and edges appears to be the only hindrance to a much higher grade, as most other facets appear at least NM.
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Final prices include buyers premium: $6,797
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Auction closed on Sunday, March 3, 2019.
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