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1933 DeLong Gum PSA Graded Complete Set (24)
Starting Bid - $2,000.00, Sold For - $11,162.50
Complete set of 1933 DeLong Gum (24 cards), one of the most elusive of all 1930s issues, entirely graded and encapsulated by PSA, highlighted by a particularly outstanding and strong example of key card #7 Lou Gehrig (PSA EX 5). Gehrig, of course, is not just the highlight of the DeLong Gum set, it is one of the highlights of all Lou Gehrig cards and all 1930s gum cards. DeLongs have always been highly appreciated by advanced collectors. The small number of cards in the set, their relative scarcity compared to most others card sets of the era, their unique dimensions, design, and the fact that they were only a one-year issue all combine to give DeLongs a special mystique. The offered complete DeLong set is a very attractive and beautifully assembled set. Three cards are graded EX-MT 6, twelve are EX 5, seven are VG-EX 4, and two are GOOD 2. Because there are only 24 cards in the set and so many are Hall of Famers (16), we are presenting the individual grades for the entire set as follows: #1 McManus (VG-EX 4), 2 Simmons (EX-MT 6), 3 Melillo (VG-EX 4), 4 Terry (VG-EX 4), 5 Gehringer (EX-MT 6), 6 Cochrane (GOOD 2), 7 Gehrig (EX 5 Bright, crisp, and perfectly clean front and back, with flawless registration, brilliant colors, centered slightly to the left), 8 Cuyler (GOOD 2), 9 (EX-MT 6), 10 O'Doul (EX 5), 11 Lindstrom (EX 5), 12 Traynor (VG-EX 4), 13 Maranville (EX 5), 14 Gomez (EX 5), 15 Stephenson (EX 5), 16 (EX 5), 17 Martin (EX 5), 18 (EX 5), 19 Hafey (VG-EX 4), 20 (VG-EX 4), 21 Foxx (EX 5), 22 Klein (EX 5), 23 Grove (VG-EX 4), and 24 Goslin (EX 5). This is a very attractive complete set of one of card collecting’s most highly regarded and classic 1930s issues, highlighted by what are among the most desirable cards of many of the era’s key stars, including Lou Gehrig, Jimmy Foxx, and Lefty Grove. Total of 24 cards. SMR value for twenty-two of the PSA graded cards (not including the two Good 2s) is $8,825. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $4,000/$8,000. SOLD FOR $11,162.50
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