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1941 R324 Goudey Complete Set (33) Including 14 PSA-Graded Cards

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $3,900

Presented is a very attractive complete set of R324 1941 Goudey cards, the final baseball-card issue produced by the legendary card manufacturer. Ten cards grade Ex-Mt, four cards grade Ex, five cards grade Vg-Ex, and fourteen cards grade lesser (mostly Gd/Vg). Each card features a black-and-white image of a player set against a blue, green, red, or yellow background. The player’s name, team, and position are printed in a box below the player’s image. However, due to poor quality control during the cutting process, slight (and sometimes not-so-slight) miscuts are very common with this issue. The reverses of 1941 Goudeys are blank. Fourteen cards are professionally graded and encapsulated by PSA. Keys: #1 Mulcahy (EX 5), 20 Carl Hubbell (HOF, Vg), 21 Warstler (short print, EX-MT 6), 22 Sullivan (short print, EX-MT 6), 23 Young (short print, Fr), 24 Andrews (short print, EX-MT 6), 25 Arnovich (short print, Gd/Vg), and 33 Mel Ott (HOF, EX-MT 6). Other Graded Cards: All PSA EX-MT 6 unless noted: #7, 8, 11 (EX 5), 12, 15 (EX 5), 16, 17, 18, and 26 (EX 5). One of the most unusual and overlooked of all 1933-1941 gum-card issues, 1941 Goudeys are rarely offered in set form. This is only the second complete R324 set we have offered in the last decade! Their rarity and historical significance as Goudey's last baseball-card issue seem not to be factored into their value in the modern collecting era. Because of the cutting issues naturally associated with the set, 1941 Goudeys rarely grade highly, and there is no Joe DiMaggio or Babe Ruth card to draw attention to the set. These two factors no doubt contribute to many collectors overlooking this set in the modern graded-card era, making this issue a particularly interesting value compared to the respect they received in the early days of organized collecting. Total: 33 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $3,900

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