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1934 Goudey Gum Complete PSA-Graded Near-Complete Set (89 of 96 cards): #7 PSA Registry Set!

Starting Bid - $15,000.00 , Sold For - $64,625.00

This stunning ultra high-grade near-complete set of 1934 Goudey Gum consists of 89 different of the 96 cards in the set, including both Lou Gehrigs. This world-class complete set (missing just seven cards) has been professionally graded in its entirety by PSA. The set is registered as the seventh highest-graded set on the "PSA set registry" with an average grade of 7.12. This is by far the finest set of this popular issue we have ever offered. Included are thirteen NM-MT 8s and seventy-six NM 7s. Missing only the following seven cards for completion: #7 Durocher, 11 Waner, 13 Frisch, 24, 43, 48, and 88. The 1934 Goudey, also commonly referred to as the "Lou Gehrig says..." set, is one of the most popular of all 1930s bubble-gum card issues. Included are stars such as Lou Gehrig, Dizzy Dean, Hank Greenberg, Lefty Grove, and Jimmy Foxx, among others, as well as the very scarce 24-card high number (#73-96) series that has always made completing this classic set especially challenging for collectors. The complete PSA condition composite follows: Thirteen NM-MT 8: #2 Cochrane, 16, 36, 52, 55, 58, 73, 74, 77, 82 (OC), 83, 90 Cuyler, and 91. Seventy-Six NM 7: #1 Foxx, 3, 4, 5, 6 Dean, 8, 9, 10 Klein, 12 Hubbell, 14, 15, 17, 18 Manush, 19 Grove, 20, 21 Terry, 22 Vaughan, 23 Gehringer, 25, 26, 27 Appling, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 Hafey, 35 Lombardi, 37 Gehrig, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, 49, 50, 51, 53, 54, 56, 57, 59, 60, 61 Gehrig, 62 Greenberg, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 75, 76, 78, 79, 80, 81, 84, 85, 86, 87, 89, 92, 93, 94 Rolfe, 95, and 96 DeShong (last card in the set). This is an extraordinary high-grade near-complete set of 1934 Goudey Gum, with a very sharp near-complete run of the rare high-number cards, and particularly impressive examples of #37 and 61 Lou Gehrig (both PSA NM 7) and condition-sensitive key cards #1 Jimmy Foxx (PSA NM 7) and 96 (last card in set, PSA NM 7). The condition report speaks for itself, but to summarize: a total of 89 cards range in grade from Near Mint to Nr/Mt-Mt. Only one card has a qualified grade. This set has been put together one card at a time over a period of many years by a very advanced and extremely condition-conscious collector. He could have easily filled in the remainder of the set with lower-graded cards but had no interest in compromising on the quality of the set. The set is now only seven cards short of completion. Though even finding these seven remaining cards will be challenging, it is a very reasonable and practical challenge, especially since both Lou Gehrigs, all of the most important Hall of Famers (including key condition rarities #1 Foxx and #2 Cochrane), and all but one of the rare high-number series cards are included. This is one of the finest sets ever assembled of this classic Goudey Gum issue, with tremendous break value, and literally just a few cards short from completion. The total SMR value for the individual cards is $48,380. Total 89 cards. Reserve $15,000. Estimate $30,000+. SOLD FOR $64,625.00


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