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1933 R319 Goudey Original-Owner Partial Set (154/240) Including Ruth and Gehrig

Starting Bid - $2,000, Sold For - $10,665

Offered is an attractive original-owner partial set of 1933 Goudey Gum cards, containing 154 of the 240 cards which comprise this classic gum-card set, highlighted by exceptional examples of #53 Babe Ruth and #92 Lou Gehrig. 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. The collection presented here has been consigned directly by the family of the original owner and represents exactly 70% of a complete set. It is interesting to note that of the eighty-six cards missing for completion, seventy-seven of them are consecutively numbered, suggesting that perhaps the balance of the set is lurking somewhere among the family's possessions waiting to be discovered. That important section of cards, numbered 128 to 204, contains three Babe Ruths and one Lou Gehrig. In addition to # 128 through 204, the following cards are also missing for completion: #54, 106 Lajoie, 120, 208, 215, 216 Gomez, 217 Crosetti, 224, and 230 Hubbell. The condition of the partial set is: 10% Ex or better, 72% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 18% Pr to Gd. Many of the cards present at a level superior to that suggested by the modest, but technically accurate, assigned grades. We have selected six cards to be graded by SGC. Keys: #1 Bengough (Fr/Gd), 2 Vance (Vg), 5 Herman (Vg), 7 Lyons (Fr), 19 Dickey (Vg), 20 Terry (Vg-Ex), 22 Traynor (Vg), 23 Cuyler (Vg), 25 Waner (Pr), 29 Foxx (Vg), 31 Lazzeri (Vg+), 35 Simmons (Vg+), 42 Collins (Vg-Ex), 44 Bottomley (Vg-Ex), 47 Manush (Vg), 49 Frisch (Pr/Fr), 53 Ruth (VG/EX+ 55), 56 Ruffing (Vg+), 60 Hoyt (Vg-Ex), 63 Cronin (Vg-Ex), 64 Grimes (Ex), 73 Haines (Vg-Ex), 74 Rixey (Vg+), 76 Cochrane (EX+ 70), 79 Faber (Vg), 89 Speaker (Gd), 92 Gehrig (EX 60), 102 Jackson (Vg-Ex), 103 Combs (Vg-Ex+), 107 Manush (Vg-Ex+), 109 Cronin (VG/EX 50), 110 Goslin (NM 84), 117 Maranville (Vg-Ex), 119 Hornsby (Vg-Ex+), 125 Terry (Vg+), 127 Ott (Pr/Fr), 207 Ott (EX+ 70), 211 Wilson (Vg-Ex+), 220 Grove (Vg-Ex), 222 Gehringer (Vg-Ex+), 223 Dean (Vg-Ex), 227 Herman (Vg+), 229 Vaughan (Vg-Ex+), 234 Hubbell (Gd/Vg), and 240 Schumacher (Pr). This collection of 154 different 1933 Goudeys contains several highlights and is an extremely presentable partial set of this classic 1930s gum-card issue. The equivalent SMR value of just the six graded cards (factoring in the half-grades at the lower whole-grade level and not including the additional 148 ungraded cards!) is $6,945. Total: 154 cards. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $5,000+. SOLD FOR $10,665

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