Unique 1933 Goudey #209 Adolfo Luque Printing Error

Sold For: $600

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1027

Item Year: 1933

Category: 1930s to 1940s cards

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Presented is a fascinating, distinctive, and almost certainly unique printing anomaly of major star Adolfo Luque (card #209) from the 1933 R319 Goudey set featuring a clear ghost image on the front of the card. Just as with T206s (which are well known for interesting printing anomalies), cards from any set can theoretically be printed with this unusual "ghost image" error. This can be due to the printing plates shifting during the printing process, or some other printing-related error. With 1933 Goudeys, quality control was so strong that printing anomalies of this kind are extremely rare, and are even more rarely seen with such a striking and dramatic difference to normally seen cards. The card displays moderate creasing, rounded corners, and light soiling on the front and back. This is an extremely unusual and probably unique 1933 Goudey printing error, and the first example of this type that we can recall having ever encountered. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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