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1933 R319 Goudey Near-Complete Set (232/240) Including Babe Ruth
Starting Bid - $2,000, Sold For - $12,000
Near-complete set of 1933 Goudey Gum includes 232 of the 240 cards in the set. The near-set ranges from low-grade to mid-grade and is highlighted by one of the four Babe Ruth cards and dozens of additional Hall of Famers. Missing #53 Ruth, 92 Gehrig, 106 Lajoie, 149 Ruth, 154 Foxx, 160 Gehrig, 181 Ruth, and 234 Hubbell for completion. (All these cards, except Lajoie, originally accompanied and have been separated from this set and are offered individually in this auction due to their high grade relative to the set.) Condition of the set is 75% Vg-Ex to Ex, 17% Vg, and 8% lesser. We have selected thirteen cards to be graded and encapsulated by PSA.
Keys: #1 Bengough (Pr/Fr), 2 Vance (Gd/Vg), 7 Lyons (Vg-Ex), 19 Dickey (Vg), 20 Terry (Vg-Ex), 22 Traynor (Vg), 23 Cuyler (Vg+), 25 Waner (Vg), 29 Foxx (VG+ 3.5), 31 Lazzeri (EX 5), 35 Simmons (Ex), 42 Collins (Ex), 44 Bottomley (Fr), 47 Manush (Vg-Ex), 49 Frisch (Pr/Fr), 56 Ruffing (Vg+), 60 Hoyt (Vg-Ex), 63 Cronin (Ex), 64 Grimes (Ex), 73 Haines (Vg), 74 Rixey (Gd), 76 Cochrane (VG-EX+ 4.5), 79 Faber (Vg-Ex+), 89 Speaker (EX 5), 102 Jackson (Vg-Ex), 103 Coombs (Vg-Ex), 107 Manush (Vg), 109 Cronin (Vg+), 110 Goslin (Vg-Ex+), 117 Maranville (Vg-Ex+), 119 Hornsby (VG-EX 4), 125 Terry (Ex), 127 Ott (EX 5), 128 Klein (Ex), 133 Lindstrom (Ex), 134 Rice (Ex), 138 Pennock (Vg-Ex), 144 Ruth (FR 1.5, presents as Ex on front, downgraded due to paper loss on reverse), 147 Durocher (Vg-Ex), 158 Berg (Vg-Ex+), 164 Waner (Ex), 165 Sewell (Vg+), 168 Goslin (Vg-Ex), 187 Manush (Ex), 188 Hornsby (EX+ 5.5), 189 Cronin (Vg-Ex+), 194 Averill (Vg-Ex), 197 Ferrell (Ex), 202 Hartnett (Gd), 207 Ott (EX 5), 211 Wilson (Vg-Ex+), 216 Gomez (VG-EX+ 4.5), 220 Grove (VG-EX+ 4.5), 222 Gehringer (no left border, otherwise Ex), 223 Dean (EX 5), 229 Vaughan (Vg-Ex+), and 230 Hubbell (EX 5).
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 consisting of 232 different cards represents a tremendous foundation for the assembly of a very attractive mid-grade complete set of this classic 1930s gum-card issue. The total SMR value for just the thirteen graded cards (not including the 219 ungraded cards and factoring in the six half-grades at the lower whole-grade level!) is $4,330. Total: 232 cards. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $4,000++. SOLD FOR $12,000
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