0- 1883 Baines WG Grace Hall of Fame All Time Great q. rookie Babe Ruth of Cricket MIN £15,000 BID



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OFFERS PLEASE. Priced at £15,000 which I think is a great price seeing much easier Senna rookies by Panini make $17,000 and Pele and Babe Ruth rookies are over $1million. However, I am open to offers but none lower than £15,000 will be entertained. Aiming for more - save 20% by paying cash - you would save 3k that's enough for an air fare from USA and a vacation in Europe. Or send cash in a secure package. 

One of the earliest  Baines cards of the Babe Ruth of cricket, W G Grace. This is a quasi rookie, not quite the 1st but definitely the 2nd Grace ever made! One of the rarest-of-all Baines cards, an early-1880s card from between 1882 (1st Ashes Test match v Australia) and 1884 probably issued in 1883, celebrating the cricket-legend-in-his-own-lifetime! Only 1 earlier card of Grace is known, the mythical "Glos CCC" card (seen elsewhere on this website and in my 2nd book - see the inside front-cover flap). This Union Jack flag card is the 2nd oldest Grace card known. Only 3 example of this card are known worldwide! The others: one is in similar condition and the other is in worse condition. So, this is the best condition of the three Union Jack cards known. Buyers please be aware that this exceptionally rare card is mostly sound but am upper and a lower point are off, missing. Light faults indeed for a 140-year old card and they are surely acceptable. SOLD AS SEEN must be a great investment, no offers below £5,000.