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1933 Goudey Complete Set of 239 Including Unusual Blue Back Card (No #106 Lajoie)
Starting Bid - $2,000.00, Sold For - $18,800.00
The 1933 Goudey set is universally recognized as the single most popular and collected of all 1930s gum issues, and one of the most significant of all prewar baseball card issues. Presented is an extremely attractive mid-grade complete set of this classic issue. It is particularly rare to find a set of 1933 Goudeys that is attractive across-the-board and at the same time not prohibitively expensive. This set is a rare exception. Condition composite: 5% Ex, 73% range from Vg to Vg-Ex, 22% Good. 41 cards in this set have a strip of tape along the entire left border, and are otherwise in Vg to Vg-Ex/Ex (averaging Vg-Ex) condition. These 41 cards have been accounted for as Good condition in the above condition composite report, are still very attractive cards, and represent all but a handful of the Good condition cards in the set. Highlighted by four Babe Ruths and two Lou Gehrigs, the set includes all the stars of the 1930s including an incredible 60 Hall of Famers (all of which are graded individually below). Also of note is an unusual blue ink printed back variation card of #47 Heinie Manush. Goudeys of course have green print on their reverses, but the print on the reverse of this example appears distinctly blue. While blue is of course related to green, we have never before noticed a Goudey with blue ink printing on the reverse. Please see scans online. This is a very pleasing mixed/medium grade set. Keys: #1 Bengough (Gd), 2 Vance (Vg, tape), 7 Lyons (Gd), 19 Dickey (Gd), 20 Terry (Vg), 22 Traynor (Vg, tape), 23 Cuyler (Ex), 25 Waner (Gd), 29 Foxx (Vg, tape), 31 Lazzeri (Vg-Ex, tape), 35 Simmons (Vg), 42 Collins (Vg-Ex, tape), 44 Bottomley (Vg-Ex, tape), 47 Manush (Vg-Ex/Ex), 49 Frisch (Gd-Vg), 53 Ruth (clear strip of tape runs along length of left border, otherwise Vg-Ex), 56 Ruffing (Gd), 60 Hoyt (Vg, tape), 63 Cronin (Gd), 64 Grimes (Vg), 73 Haines (Vg), 76 Cochrane (Vg-Ex, tape), 79 Faber (Vg), 89 Speaker (Vg-Ex/Ex), 92 Gehrig (Gd), 102 Jackson (Vg), 103 Combs (Vg-Ex, tape), 107 Manush (Vg-Ex), 109 Cronin (Ex), 110 Goslin (Vg-Ex), 117 Maranville (Vg-Ex), 119 Hornsby (Ex), 133 Lindstom (Gd), 125 Terry (Vg), 127 Ott (Vg), 128 Klein (Vg-Ex), 134 Rice (Vg), 138 Pennock (Ex), 144 Ruth (very pleasing Gd), 147 Durocher (Gd), 149 Ruth (clear strip of tape runs along the length of the left border, otherwise Vg-Ex/Ex), 154 Foxx (Vg-Ex), 158 Berg (Gd), 160 Gehrig (Gd), 164 L. Waner (trim left border, Vg-Ex appearance), 168 Goslin (Vg), 181 Ruth (clear strip of tape runs along the length of the left border otherwise Vg-Ex/Ex), 187 Manush (Fr), 188 Hornsby (Gd), 189 Cronin (Vg-Ex), 194 Averill (Gd), 202 Hartnett (Vg-Ex), 207 Ott (Vg-Ex), 211 Wilson (Gd-Vg, tape), 216 Gomez (Ex), 220 Grove (Vg), 222 Gehringer (Vg-Ex), 223 Dean (Vg bordering on Vg-Ex), 230 Hubbell (Ex), 234 Hubbell (Vg, tape), and 240 Schumacher (Vg). Total 239 cards. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $4,000/$8,000. SOLD FOR $18,800.00
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