1933-1934 V357 World Wide Gum "Ice Kings" Near-Complete Set (71/72): #4 PSA Set Registry (5.68 GPA)!

Sold For: $18,000

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1981

Item Year: 1933

Category: Football/Basketball/Hockey/Boxing/Other Sports

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Rarely offered and very impressive-looking complete set (minus oen) of 1933-1934 V357 World Wide Gum "Ice Kings" consisting of seventy-one different cards out of seventy-two comprising this rare and very substantial 1930s Canadian hockey issue. Missing only #68 Murdock for completion. This near-complete set is highlighted by twenty-one Hall of Famers, including Aurel Joliat, Howie Morenz, and Dit Clapper. Each card is professionally graded and encapsulated by PSA. The offered near-complete set currently ranks fourth on the PSA Set Registry with an overall GPA of 5.68. PSA Grading Composite: NM-MT 8 (1 card): #53 Kilrea. NM 7 (15 cards): #4, 5, 8 Siebert RC (HOF), 14, 17, 24, 28, 30 Cook (HOF), 32, 42 Mantha (HOF), 44, 45, 50, 62, and 64. EX-MT 6 (33 cards): #2, 3 Joliat (HOF, English-Only), 6, 7, 9, 10 Day (HOF), 11 Worters RC (HOF), 12 Stewart RC (HOF), 16 Horner RC (HOF), 18, 19, 21, 22 Bailey RC (HOF), 25 Dutton (HOF), 26, 31 Smith (HOF), 34, 35, 36 Morenz (HOF), 37, 38, 39, 40 Primeau RC (HOF), 43, 49, 52, 55, 56, 57 Thompson RC (HOF), 59, 66 Cook RC (HOF), 70, and 71. EX 5 (17 cards): #15, 20, 23 Oliver (HOF), 27 Barry RC (HOF), 29, 33, 41, 46, 47, 48, 51, 54, 60, 61, 63, 65 Weiland RC (HOF), and 67. VG-EX 4 (5 cards): #1 Clapper RC (HOF), 13 Clancy (HOF), 58, 69, and 72 Howe RC (HOF). Cards from this series are found with both English-only and bilingual (English and French) backs. All of the cards in this near-complete set are bilingual backs except for #3 Joliat, which is English only. A complete set such as this is very rarely seen. In fact, this is the largest grouping and first near-complete "Ice Kings" set we have ever offered! This is a very substantial near-complete set of this scarce 1930s hockey issue. The total SMR value in the assigned grades is $15,610. Total: 71 cards. Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000++.


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