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1933 R319 Goudey Near-Complete Set (237/240) Including All Four Ruths and Both Gehrigs
Starting Bid - $2,500, Sold For - $11,400
Presented is a near-complete set of 1933 Goudey Gum containing 237 of the 240 cards. This collection is missing only #106 Lajoie, 127 Ott, and 189 Cronin for completion and is highlighted by an incredible fifty-eight Hall of Famers, including all four Babe Ruths and both Lou Gehrigs. 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 set is very attractive, with bold colors throughout. Condition is 13% Vg-Ex, 53% Vg, 22% Gd, and 12% lesser. We have selected six cards to be graded by SGC. Keys: #1 Bengough (color added, otherwise Vg-Ex), 2 Vance (Vg+), 5 Herman (Vg), 7 Lyons (Pr), 19 Dickey (Vg), 20 Terry (Gd), 22 Traynor (Gd), 23 Cuyler (Gd/Vg), 25 Waner (Gd/Vg), 29 Foxx (Fr), 31 Lazzeri (Pr), 35 Simmons (Vg-Ex), 42 Collins (Vg-Ex+), 44 Bottomley (Gd), 47 Manush (Vg+), 49 Frisch (Pr), 53 Ruth (POOR 10), 56 Ruffing (Vg), 60 Hoyt (Gd), 63 Cronin (Vg-Ex), 64 Grimes (Vg), 73 Haines (Vg-Ex), 74 Rixey (Vg-Ex), 76 Cochrane (Vg+), 79 Faber (Vg), 89 Speaker (Vg-Ex), 92 Gehrig (VG/EX+ 55), 102 Jackson (Vg+), 103 Combs (Gd), 107 Manush (Fr), 109 Cronin (Pr), 110 Goslin (Gd), 117 Maranville (Gd), 119 Hornsby (Vg), 125 Terry (Vg+), 128 Klein (Gd), 133 Lindstrom (Gd), 134 Rice (Gd/Vg), 138 Pennock (Vg), 144 Ruth (GOOD 30), 147 Durocher (Vg+), 149 Ruth (GOOD 30), 154 Foxx (Vg), 158 Berg (Fr), 160 Gehrig (FAIR 20), 164 Waner (Vg+), 165 Sewell (Vg+), 168 Goslin (Vg), 181 Ruth (POOR 10), 187 Manush (Vg), 188 Hornsby (Vg), 194 Averill (Fr), 197 Ferrell (Vg-Ex), 202 Hartnett (Vg), 207 Ott (Gd), 211 Wilson (Vg+), 216 Gomez (Pr), 220 Grove (Gd), 222 Gehringer (Vg), 223 Dean (Gd), 227 Herman (Vg), 229 Vaughan (Vg), 230 Hubbell (Fr), 234 Hubbell (Vg-Ex+), and 240 Schumacher (Fr). This near-complete set of 237 different 1933 Goudeys (missing only three cards, including #106 Lajoie) has many highlights and is a very pleasing and consistent collection of this classic 1930s gum-card issue. The equivalent SMR value of just the six graded cards (factoring in the two half-grades at the lower whole-grade level and not including the 231 ungraded cards!) is $5,735. Total: 237 cards.
The items in this lot are part of the deaccessioned property of a prominent northeast museum which has selected Robert Edward Auctions to handle the sale of donated sportscards and memorabilia in an effort to fund purchases more in line with the mission and goals of the museum. SOLD FOR $11,400
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