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Lot # 746 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1933 R319 Goudey #1 Benny Bengough PSA NM-MT 8

Starting Bid - $2,500.00, Sold For - $26,662.50

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Graded NM-MT 8 by PSA. One of only six examples at this level with only two higher out of the 375 examples graded in the history of PSA. Ultra high-grade example of 1933 Goudey card #1 Benny Bengough, the key condition rarity of the 1930s. #1 Bengough is difficult to find even in mid-grade, let alone high grade, because card #1 tended to gravitate toward the top of the stack when collected and organized by kids in 1933, and thus was naturally subjected to the most wear. Today, almost all 1933 Goudey set collectors have no choice but to settle for a low-grade example of #1 Bengough. Even a Vg Bengough is very respectable and commands a substantial premium. In fact, a glance at the PSA Population Report for this card shows that an extremely high percentage of Bengoughs (72%) range from Poor to Vg. Vg-Ex is an extremely high PSA grade for Bengough, and examples graded higher are very few and far between. This PSA NM-MT 8 example which would be a significant upgrade or addition to virtually any 1933 Goudey PSA Registry set. Exceptionally crisp image with bright colors set against a bold red background and printed with flawless registration. Centered slightly to the right. Some tiny age spots are visible around the perimeter but do not distract from the overall appearance of the card at all. The reverse is clean with similar natural age spotting in areas. This is an exceptional high-grade PSA example of one of card collecting's most elusive and sought-after condition rarities. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $10,000+. SOLD FOR $26,662.50

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