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1934 V354 World Wide Gum Canadian Goudey Near-Complete Set (89 of 96)
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,350
Rarely offered high-grade near-complete set of 1934 V354 Canadian Goudeys. 45% range from Ex to Ex-Mt (includes a few better), 55% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 5% slightly lesser grades. This near-complete set of 1934 V354 World Wide Gum includes 89 different of the 96 cards in the set, with an incredible twenty-four Hall of Famers, among them Dizzy Dean, Tris Speaker, Lefty Grove, and Carl Hubbell. Very similar to the classic 1934 Goudey set issued in the United States, this is the rare Canadian version issued by Goudey's World Wide Gum. This set is very similar to, but much rarer, than its American counterpart. The exact same number of cards was issued in the Canadian set, as in the American set. These 96 cards include a very high concentration of Hall of Famers. The V354 World Wide Gum cards numbered 1 to 48 are identical in design to the 1933 Goudeys on the fronts, while players numbered 49 to 96 have the "Lou Gehrig says..." design on the front. Unlike the 1933 Canadian Goudeys, the text on the backs is printed in only French and English. This near-set is missing only the following seven cards for completion: #1 Hornsby, 28 Ruth, 56 Klein, 58 Foxx, 62 common, 75 common, and 92 Gehrig. We have selected six cards to be graded and encapsulated by SGC (all submitted by REA). Keys: #4 Maranville (EX/NM 80), 16 Pennock (VG/EX 50), 17 Lindstrom (Vg-Ex/Ex), 18 Rice (Vg), 21 Combs (Ex), 24 Jackson (Ex), 29 Speaker (couple light stains on back, otherwise Ex), 32 Rixey (light stain on back, otherwise Ex), 44 Haines (Ex), 48 Ruffing (Ex), 53 Terry (Vg-Ex), 54 Grove (Vg-Ex), 55 Dean (VG/EX 50), 57 Gehringer (VG/EX 50), 59 Cochrane (Ex), 64 Frisch (EX 60), 67 Waner (light stain, otherwise Vg), 68 Manush (Pr), 69 Durocher (Ex), 70 Vaughan (light stain, otherwise Vg-Ex), 71 Hubbell (EX 60), 78 Hafey (Vg-Ex), 82 Lombardi (Vg-Ex), and 84 Appling (Ex-Mt). This is a very attractive and rarely offered near-complete set of 1934 World Wide Gum (Canadian Goudey) Baseball. This is the first (near) set of 1934 Canadian Goudey that we have offered in years. From the Charlie Conlon Collection. Total 89 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $2,350
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