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1933 V353 World Wide Gum Canadian Goudey Near-Complete Set (90 of 94)
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $3,525
Outstanding and very rarely seen near-complete set of 1933 V353 Canadian Goudeys. 30% range from Ex to Ex-Mt (includes a few better), 20% Vg-Ex, 30% Vg, 20% lesser grades (mostly Gd). This near-complete set of 1933 V353 World Wide Gum includes ninety different of the ninety-four cards in the set, with highlights including Lou Gehrig, two Jimmie Foxx (he appears in the set twice, in the same pose, as card #29 and 85), Benny Bengough, and many others. Missing only the following four cards for completion: #14 common, 62 Martin, and both Babe Ruth cards (#80 and 93). Very similar to the classic 1933 Goudey set issued in the United States, this is the rare Canadian version issued by Goudey's World Wide Gum. Only ninety-four cards were issued in the Canadian set, as opposed to 240 cards in the U.S. set. The set includes a very high concentration of Hall of Famers. These ninety cards include an amazing twenty-five Hall of Famers! The V353 World Wide Gum series (commonly referred to as “Canadian Goudeys”) is identical in design to its American counterpart on the fronts, but with the text on the backs printed in French and English, or entirely in English. The first fifty-two cards share the same card number on the back, while players numbered 53 to 94 have different numbers in the American series. We have selected six cards to be graded and encapsulated by SGC and one was already graded by PSA. Keys: #1 Bengough (PSA VG-EX 4, this is a magnificent high-grade example of this extreme condition rarity), 2 Vance (Vg-Ex), 5 Herman (Ex), 7 Lyons (Vg-Ex), 19 Dickey (SGC VG/EX 50), 20 Terry (Vg-Ex), 22 Traynor (Vg-Ex), 23 Cuyler (Pr), 25 Waner (Vg-Ex/Ex), 29 Foxx (SGC EX 60), 31 Lazzeri (Vg-Ex/Ex), 35 Simmons (Vg), 42 Collins (SGC EX 60), 44 Bottomley (Vg-Ex), 47 Manush (Vg-Ex), 49 Frisch (Vg-Ex), 54 Faber (SGC NM 84), 55 Lou Gehrig (SGC VG/EX 50), 60 Hoyt (Vg-Ex/Ex), 63 Cronin (Gd-Vg), 64 Grimes (Vg-Ex), 69 Cochrane (Vg-Ex), 74 Durocher (Vg-Ex), 84 Berg (Ex), 85 Foxx (SGC EX 60), 89 Sewell (Vg-Ex), and 90 L. Waner (Vg). This is an exceptionally attractive complete set (less four cards) of this rare, unusual, and very substantial 1930s Canadian Goudey issue. From the Charlie Conlon Collection. Total 90 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $3,525
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