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1933 R319 Goudey #106 Napoleon Lajoie
Starting Bid - $5,000, Sold For - $21,600
Graded VG 40 by SGC. Superb example of #106 Napoleon Lajoie from the classic 1933 Goudey set. This is an extremely strong example of this legendary rarity that is, in our opinion, conservatively graded by SGC. Bright, crisp, and fresh, both front and back, with strong colors and flawless registration. Outstanding centering, light, honest wear to the corners, and just a few scattered pinpoint age spots (common to this card). We grade this card Vg+ or better. The 1933 Goudey #106 Lajoie, of course, was not actually printed until 1934. When the 1933 set was issued, no #106 card was produced. #106 Lajoie was printed in 1934, and was available only by mail to those few dedicated collectors who took the time to write to Goudey to complain that they could not find #106 to complete their 1933 Goudey sets. The 1933 Goudey set is universally recognized as the most important of all 1930s gum-card issues. #106 Lajoie is the most significant and valuable of all 1930s cards and is widely regarded as one of the three most important of all baseball cards (the others being the famous T206 Wagner and Plank). This is an outstanding example in an extremely desirable grade that would be a worthy addition to any high-quality 1933 Goudey complete set or world-class collection of important cards. Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000++. SOLD FOR $21,600
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