Unusual 1933 to 1937 Goudey Card "Shoebox" Collection (75)

Sold For: $1,896

Auction Year: 2012 spring

Lot: 457

Item Year: 1933

Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

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"Shoebox" collection of 75 assorted cards (62 different) issued by the Goudey Gum Co. from 1933 to 1937, with representation from eight different issues, in various grades as noted, highlighted by many stars and Hall of Famers, including Lou Gehrig and Hank Greenberg. Baseball: 1) 1933 R319 Goudey (7 cards): #44 Bottomley (Gd), 104 (Fr), 107 Manush (Gd-Vg), 135 (Pr), 155 (Gd), 160 Gehrig (Fr), and 163 (Pr). 2) 1933 R338 Sport Kings (3 cards): #30 Johnson (hockey, Vg), 31 Walthour (cycling, Vg), and 42 Hubbell (Vg-Ex/Ex). 3) 1934 R320 Goudey (8 cards): #2 Cochrane (Gd-Vg), 53 (Vg-Ex), 70 (Ex), 78 (Vg-Ex), 79 (Ex-Mt), two 86 (Ex-Mt and Ex), and 88 (Ex). 4) 1935 R321 Goudey (6 cards): Ferrell (Vg-Ex), Greenberg (Ex), Herman (Vg-Ex), and three commons (all Vg-Ex). 5) 1936 R314 Goudey "Wide Pens" (46 cards): Type1 (39 cards): Condition ranges from Vg to Ex (averaging Vg-Ex). Includes two Averill, two Cochrane, Cronin, two Dickey, Ferrell Bros., Frisch, Gehringer, Goslin, Harris, two Klein, Medwick, and three Simmons. Type 2 (5 cards): two Greenberg (Vg-Ex and Vg), Hudlin (Vg), O'Neil (Vg), and Trosky (Ex). Type 3 (2 cards): Fox (Vg-Ex) and Greenberg (Gd). 6) 1937 R325 Goudey Knot Hole League (1 card): #1 (Ex). Nonsport: 7) 1933 R26 Goudey "Boy Scouts" (2 cards): two #14 (bottom clipped off both). 8) 1934 R24 Goudey "Big Thrill" Booklets (2 booklets): #3 Tailspin Tommy (Ex) and 4 Dick Tracy (Gd). This is a very unusual assortment of quality 1930s Goudey cards, with a particularly high concentration of Hall of Famers. Total: 75 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,896


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