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Lot # 598 (of 1866)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1935 Goudey "4-in-1" and 1938 Goudey "Heads-Up" Wax Wrappers (2)

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $415

Presented is an extremely attractive pair of wax wrappers, one from each of the 1935 and 1938 Goudey gum-card sets. Produced by the Goudey Gum Co. of Boston, Massachusetts, Goudeys have always been considered among the all-time classic baseball-card sets. The 1935 Goudey "4-in-1" and 1938 "Heads-Up" sets in particular have always been appreciated by collectors for their unusual and striking designs. 1) 1935 R321 Goudey "4-in-1" wax wrapper. Red, white, and blue design featuring the silhouette of a generic ballplayer advertising "new pictures" and mystery backs" with "4 Big Leaguers on each card!" along with information about Goudey's Knot Hole League underneath. The wrapper shows no signs of having ever been folded and displays three staple holes in the top margin, which defines this wrapper as a proof copy that long ago originated directly from the Goudey files. A small hole is present in the right margin. Bold colors and otherwise Excellent condition. 2) 1938 R323 Goudey wax wrapper. Rare wrapper designed with vibrant red, blue, and yellow colors advertising the "Heads Up" set. The generic baseball player on front has an exaggerated head, consistent with the designs featured on the cards. This is the slightly smaller 1938 Goudey wrapper version that is printed on heavier stock. (Some 1938 Goudey wrappers are very slightly larger and are printed on thinner, more translucent stock. The two types, which are probably the result of one being a high-number wrapper and the other being a low-number wrapper, are otherwise identical.) Flattened and in overall Excellent condition with normal fold lines visible. Each wrapper has tremendous display value and presents exceptionally well. Superb companions to any complete Goudey set or additions to an advertising or wrapper collection. Total: 2 wrappers. Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $415

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