1933 R333 DeLong Gum Complete Set (24)

Sold For: $4,500

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 802

Item Year: 1933

Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

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Presented is a complete 24-card set of this classic 1930s prewar gum issue. DeLongs have always held a special place in the hearts of collectors. The small size of the set, its relative rarity compared to most others card sets of the era, its unique dimensions and design, and its status as a “one-year issue” all combine to make DeLongs one of the most highly regarded of all 1930s issues among serious collectors. Condition is seven Vg-Ex to Ex, nine Vg, and eight lesser. We have submitted three cards to be graded and encapsulated by PSA. Keys: #1 McManus (Vg-Ex+), 2 Simmons (EX 5), 4 Terry (Vg), 5 Gehringer (Pr-Fr), 6 Cochrane (Gd), 7 Gehrig (GOOD+ 2.5; we grade this card slightly more conservatively than PSA), 8 Cuyler (Pr), 11 Lindstrom (Vg), 12 Traynor (Gd), 13 Maranville (EX+ 5.5), 14 Gomez (Gd+), 19 Hafey (Vg+), 21 Foxx (mark on front, otherwise Gd), 22 Klein (Vg), 23 Grove (VG-EX 4), and 24 Goslin (Fr). This is a rarely offered and relatively affordable alternative to a higher-grade set of these 1930s classics. Total: 24 cards. Reserve $400. Estimate $1,000+.

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