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Lot # 476 (of 1560)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Unique 1933 R319 Goudey #222 Charlie Gehringer No Black Printing "Proof" Card with Back

Starting Bid - $100, Sold For - $2,115

Offered is a very strange and, very likely, unique 1933 Goudey printing anomaly of card #222 Charlie Gehringer. We found this card in the Charlie Conlon Collection with his rarest cards (including the T206 Doyle NY Nat'l and 1933 Goudey Ruth blue back) which he kept in a vault. We're not sure if this is truly a proof card, as it has a fully printed back (proof cards, as we define them, tend to have blank backs) but the card is clearly not completely printed on the front. It is missing all the black ink, which includes the player identification type. The image on the front of the card also has a hazy quality that would not appear to be made clear with just the addition of a black ink process. Perhaps another process is also missing. This card is an enigma to us. We're really not sure what it is, only that it is very different from any other Goudey we have ever seen, and it is a very interesting card. The card, which has been encapsulated Authentic by SGC, may have been sheet-cut, and aside from a very insignificant abrasion on the border in the upper right, has an Excellent to Mint appearance. This is a fascinating and very mysterious card that, to the best of our knowledge, is unique, from Goudey's classic 1933 series. From the Charlie Conlon Collection. Reserve $100. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $2,115

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