1933 R73 Goudey "Indian Gum" Complete Set (216)

Sold For: $3,000

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2439

Item Year: 1933

Category: Non-Sports Cards/Sheets/Card Artwork

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Presented is a complete 216-card set of 1933 R73 Goudey Indian Gum, one of the most popular and difficult to complete of all the 1930s gum-card issues. Its outstanding color, detailed artwork, and popular subject matter all contribute to making this set one of nonsport collecting's all-time classics. Advanced collectors are well aware that Indian Gum cards are far more difficult to collect in high grade than baseball cards of the era, in part because they are considerably rarer. This complete set grades 31% Vg-Ex to Ex, 57% Gd to Vg, and 12% lesser. Six cards are professionally graded and encapsulated by PSA (unless otherwise noted): #56 (BVG VG-EX 4), 83 (VG-EX 4), 102 (VG 3), 142 (VG 3), 188 (EX 5), and 189 (VG 3 [MK]). The breakdown by series is as follows: Series 24: #20. Series 48: #1-19, 21-25, 27, 29, 34, 36, 39-41, 46, 110, 115, 116, 118-120, 124-128, 130-132, 136-138, 140, 142, 144, 146, 148, 150, 152, 154, 156, 160, 162, 165, 167, 168, 170, 179, 183, 185, 187, 193, 196, 200-202, 204, 206, 207, and 208. Series 96: #26, 28, 31-33, 37, 38, 43-45, 47-72. Series 192: #30, 35, 42, 73-75, 89-91, 96-101, 111, 112, 114, 121-123, 129, 133-135, 139, and 141. Series 216: #76-88, 143, 145, 147, 149, 151, 153, 155, 157, 159, 161, and 163. Series 264: #92-95, 102-109, 113, 117, 164, 166, 169, 173, 176, 190, 198, 203, 205, and 210. Series 288: #209. Series 312: #171, 172, 174, 175, 177, 178, 180, 181, 182, 184, 186, 188, 189, 191, 192, 194, 195, 197, 199, and 211-216. Series 312 (white background): #158. This is a very consistent complete set of one of the most popular, substantial, and desirable of all 1930s gum-card sets. Total: 216 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000++.


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