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1934 R320 Goudey Uncut Sheet Including #61 Lou Gehrig

Starting Bid - $5,000, Sold For - $32,313

Complete and extremely rare 24-card production sheet of the classic 1934 R320 Goudey "Lou Gehrig Says" series (featuring the twenty-four cards numbered from #49 to #72), highlighted by one of the two key Lou Gehrig cards in the set (#61). 1934 Goudey sheets are particularly rare. As can easily be seen looking back at old catalogs, they are far rarer than even 1933 Goudey sheets. Robert Edward Auctions has not had a 1934 Goudey sheet to offer in over ten years! This auction includes two of the total of four different sheets that comprise the entire 1934 set in uncut sheet form. (To the best of our knowledge, no collector has the complete set in sheets, although the offering of the sheets in this auction may provide an opportunity.) The #61 Lou Gehrig card on the sheet is in MINT condition. Any uncut 1934 Goudey sheet would be a highlight in even the most advanced collection, but an example of this sheet with Lou Gehrig (and there are very few; fewer than five are known to exist) has an even greater universal appeal, and can be easily appreciated as a museum-caliber card-related display piece by any card collector. This sheet also includes an additional key Hall of Famer: #62 Hank Greenberg. Uncut sheets of Goudey cards are extremely rare and among the most popular and sought-after of all baseball-card sheets. Few types of uncut sheets are held in higher esteem, are more meaningful to more collectors, or more ideal for display. Goudey sheets have always been considered the blue-chip staple of vintage uncut sheets, the standard against which the desirability and rarity of all other vintage uncut sheets are compared. The sheet has an Excellent overall appearance with striking colors and flawless registration. There is a very tiny pinhole in the center, even wear to the corners, and light creasing on both the lower right corner and lower left portion of the sheet, but due to its size these minor flaws have little or no impact on the sheet's extremely impressive and extraordinary display value. The reverse of the sheet is fully printed, and is perfectly bright and clean. As noted, the #61 Lou Gehrig card is located on the left end of the second row and is in absolutely flawless MINT condition (both front and back). While this may have a somewhat modest impact on the value of the sheet (compared to how the market values Goudey Gehrigs in MINT condition), it is hard not to appreciate that a PSA 10 Gehrig is a six-figure card (or at least very close), and the card of Gehrig on this sheet is essentially an absolutely perfect, flawless example, and possibly the very best in the world (though perhaps, ironically, not currently valued in the same manner as a Mint card simply because it is on an uncut sheet). This is a beautiful sheet! Reserve $5,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $32,313

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