High-Grade 1933 U.S. Caramel Cards in Heritage Auction

PSA 8s and 9s from the iconic set are in Heritage’s current auction

Heritage’s most recent auction is up for bidding and a large collection of high-grade 1933 U.S. Caramel cards are among the highlights.

Ty Cobb 1933 US Caramel PSA 9Ruth 1933 US Caramel PSA 9Included in the auction are numerous high-grade cards, including PSA 7s, 8s, and 9s. These aren’t just commons, either. Headlining the group are a pair of PSA 9s featuring Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb. Other big name athletes are being auctioned as well.

As you would expect, high-grade cards from the 1933 U.S. Caramel set are extremely rare. Heck, the cards themselves in any condition are not easy to come by. To date, PSA has graded only about 2,000 of the cards in all and no card in the set has been graded a PSA 10. These PSA 9s of Ruth and Cobb are the highest grades available for those cards.

So what could the cards be worth? Quite a bit.

Bidding is already underway with the Cobb netting a bid of $20,000 thus far. The Ruth, however, is the real prize with bidding already at $280,000. Typically, there is not that great a disparity between Ruth and Cobb issues, so what gives?

Well the important thing to keep in mind here is that, while Ruth was still playing when this set was produced, Cobb was not. Cobb’s last season was in 1928 so even though this is an old card, it’s technically a post-career one for him, which helps keep the value down somewhat.

Bidding runs through April 18-19.

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