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1933 R319 Goudey Gum Near-Complete Set (230 of 240)

Starting Bid - $2,500.00, Sold For - $18,960.00

Presented is an extremely attractive near-complete set of 1933 Goudey containing 230 of the 240 cards. The 1933 Goudey set is universally recognized as the single most popular and collected of all 1930s gum issues, and one of the most significant of all prewar baseball-card issues. This near-complete set (230 of the 240 cards) is highlighted by dozens of Hall of Famers, including Lou Gehrig, Carl Hubbell, and Lefty Grove. The set is missing only the following ten cards for completion: #29 Foxx, 53 Ruth, 89 Speaker, 92 Gehrig, 106 Lajoie, 144 Ruth, 149 Ruth, 154 Foxx, 181 Ruth, and 223 Dean. This particular group was discovered by our consignor at a garage sale over a decade ago. The cards were beautifully preserved on scrapbook pages, neatly mounted with old-fashioned paper corner mounts, a sign that strongly suggests that this group originated from a very early serious card collector or the very collector who saved them as a youngster. A majority of the cards present with particularly bold colors and bright white borders as a result of their protection from all elements, including light. Condition: 17% Ex+, 53% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 30% Vg (including some lesser, mostly Gd). Many of the lesser-graded cards in this near-complete set present at the Ex level but are downgraded for minor back flaws consistent with scrapbook storage such as tiny spots of paper loss. We have selected ten cards to be graded by SGC. Keys: #1 Bengough (GOOD 30), 2 Vance (Vg), 5 Herman (Ex), 7 Lyons (Ex+), 19 Dickey (Vg-Ex), 20 Terry (Vg-Ex), 22 Traynor (Vg-Ex+), 23 Cuyler (Gd), 25 Waner (Gd), 31 Lazzeri (Vg), 35 Simmons (Pr), 42 Collins (EX+ 70), 44 Bottomley (VG 40), 47 Manush (Gd), 49 Frisch (Ex+), 56 Ruffing (EX 60), 60 Hoyt (EX 60), 63 Cronin (Ex), 64 Grimes (Ex), 73 Haines (Vg), 74 Rixey (Vg+), 76 Cochrane (Vg-Ex+), 79 Faber (Vg-Ex), 102 Jackson (Vg-Ex), 103 Combs (Vg-Ex), 107 Manush (Ex), 109 Cronin (Gd/Vg), 110 Goslin (Vg-Ex+), 117 Maranville (Ex), 119 Hornsby (Vg-Ex), 125 Terry (Vg), 127 Ott (Ex), 128 Klein (Ex), 133 Lindstrom (Vg), 134 Rice (Vg), 138 Pennock (Vg), 147 Durocher (Vg), 158 Berg (Ex), 160 Gehrig (FAIR 20), 164 Waner (EX 60), 165 Sewell (Vg), 168 Goslin (Vg), 187 Manush (Vg-Ex+), 188 Hornsby (small paper chip on front, otherwise Vg), 189 Cronin (Ex+), 194 Averill (VG/EX 50), 197 Ferrell (Vg-Ex), 202 Hartnett (Vg-Ex+), 207 Ott (slight miscut, otherwise Ex), 211 Wilson (Ex), 216 Gomez (Ex), 217 Crosetti (Vg), 220 Grove (GOOD 30, small ink dot on front, otherwise Ex+), 222 Gehringer (Vg), 227 Herman (Ex), 229 Vaughn (Vg-Ex), 230 Hubbell (EX 60), 234 Hubbell (Gd), and 240 Schumacher (Ex). This collection of 230 different 1933 Goudey Gum cards represents a tremendous foundation for the assembly of an extremely high quality complete set of this classic 1930s gum-card issue. The equivalent SMR value for just the ten graded cards (not including the 220 ungraded cards) is $1,905. Total: 230 cards. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000+. SOLD FOR $18,960.00

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