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1933 R319 Goudey Near-Complete Set (236/240) Including Babe Ruth and Two Lou Gehrig

Starting Bid - $2,500, Sold For - $18,000

37% Vg-Ex (including 4% Ex), 44% Vg, and 19% Gd (including 4% lesser). This is a very attractive and consistent set, in an extremely desirable but still relatively affordable grade. The 1933 Goudey set is the first major gum-card set of the 1930s and is universally recognized as the most popular and significant set of the era. The offered near-complete set consists of 236 different cards (out of 240) and is highlighted by one of the four Babe Ruth cards, both Lou Gehrig cards, and dozens of other Hall of Famers and stars. Missing only three Babe Ruth cards (#53, 144, and 181, all of which are offered individually in this auction) and the extremely rare #106 Nap Lajoie for completion.

A total of seventy-five cards, including Babe Ruth and both Lou Gehrig cards, are graded and encapsulated by PSA. Keys: #1 Bengough (VG 3), 2 Vance (VG-EX 4), 5 Herman (VG-EX 4), 7 Lyons (Vg), 19 Dickey (VG-EX 4), 20 Terry (VG 3), 22 Traynor (VG-EX 4), 23 Cuyler (Vg), 25 Waner (Vg), 29 Foxx (VG-EX 4), 31 Lazzeri (VG-EX 4), 35 Simmons (VG-EX+ 4.5), 42 Collins (VG-EX 4), 44 Bottomley (VG-EX+ 4.5), 47 Manush (Vg), 49 Frisch (Gd), 56 Ruffing (VG 3), 60 Hoyt (VG-EX+ 4.5), 63 Cronin (Vg), 64 Grimes (Fr), 73 Haines (Vg-Ex), 74 Rixey (Vg+), 76 Cochrane (EX 5), 79 Faber (VG-EX 4), 89 Speaker (Vg), 92 Gehrig (VG-EX 4), 102 Jackson (EX 5), 103 Combs (Gd), 107 Manush (VG-EX 4), 109 Cronin (EX 5 [MK]), 110 Goslin (Gd), 117 Maranville (VG-EX 4), 119 Hornsby (VG-EX 4 [MK]), 125 Terry (VG-EX 4), 127 Ott (EX 5), 128 Klein (Vg-Ex), 133 Lindstrom (VG-EX+ 4.5), 134 Rice (VG-EX 4), 138 Pennock (Vg-Ex), 147 Durocher (VG-EX 4), 149 Ruth (VG-EX 4 [MK]), 154 Foxx (VG-EX 4), 158 Berg (Pr), 160 Gehrig (VG-EX 4), 164 Waner (VG-EX 4), 165 Sewell (VG-EX 4), 168 Goslin (VG-EX 4), 187 Manush (VG-EX 4), 188 Hornsby (VG-EX 4), 189 Cronin (VG-EX 4), 194 Averill (EX 5), 197 Ferrell (Vg), 202 Hartnett (Vg), 207 Ott (VG 3), 211 Wilson (VG-EX 4), 216 Gomez (VG-EX 4), 217 Crosetti (VG-EX 4), 220 Grove (VG-EX 4), 222 Gehringer (Vg-Ex), 223 Dean (EX 5), 227 Herman (VG-EX+ 4.5), 229 Vaughan (Vg+), 230 Hubbell (VG-EX 4), 232 O'Doul (EX 5 [MK]), 234 Hubbell (VG-EX 4), and 240 Schumacher (Gd). Other Graded Cards: EX 5 (5 cards): #39, 62, 97, 180, and 191. VG-EX 4 (19 cards): #40, 61, 68, 70, 80, 98, 123, 124, 126, 175, 178, 201, 210, 214, 225, 233, 236, 237, and 239. VG 3 (5 cards): #30, 90, 111, 112, and 121. Also accompanying this set is an original wax wrapper, flattened with normal fold lines and missing pieces along the bottom.

In a world where a single high-grade 1933 Goudey key card can sell for more than this entire set, a carefully assembled mid-grade set such as this is rarely offered, and is widely appreciated for the outstanding value it represents. With dozens of Hall of Famers, including Babe Ruth and two Lou Gehrigs, this set naturally has a tremendous break value as well! The total SMR value for just seventy-one of the graded cards (factoring in the five half-grades at the lower whole-grade level and not including the four qualified cards, one of which is Babe Ruth, and also not including the additional 161 ungraded cards!) is $11,536. Total: 236 cards and one wrapper. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000/$10,000+. SOLD FOR $18,000


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