Two 1933 R319 Goudey #160 Lou Gehrig Color Process Proof Cards

Sold For: $3,851

Auction Year: 2012 spring

Lot: 449

Item Year: 1933

Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

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Offered are two unique color process proofs of card #160 Lou Gehrig. One proof is a blue-and-white color process card of Gehrig, with the type setting "Lou Gehrig" along the top right and the copyright logo in the lower right. The second proof card is a near complete color process, with a blue background and "Big League Chewing Gum" advertising strip along bottom, but missing all black type. As is always the case with color process proof cards, each has a blank back. Collectors are used to seeing printer's proofs for relatively modern sets, but examples from classic vintage sets such as Goudey are virtually nonexistent. These cards were originally part of two complete 24-card Goudey color process sheets discovered in the early 1980s, which at that time were professionally cut so that they could be displayed in pairs. Today these pairs rarely surface. These are the only Goudey color process cards of Lou Gehrig (#160) known to exist. Both proof cards are in Near Mint condition. An extraordinary and unique pair of color process cards, used by Goudey's printer for proofing during the production process of Goudey's classic 1933 series. Both encapsulated "Authentic" by SGC. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,500+.
SOLD FOR $3,851

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