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1933 to 1940 Baseball Gum Card "Shoebox Collection" of 286 Including 1935 Goudey Complete Set

Starting Bid - $1,500.00, Sold For - $5,175.00

Tremendous assortment of 286 prewar gum cards from sets issued by Goudey, National Chicle, and Playball, including Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, and literally dozens of additional Hall of Famers, and highlighted by complete sets of 1935 R321 Goudey "4 in 1" (36 cards) and 1936 Goudey (25 cards). Included are cards from seven different sets: 1933 Goudey (3 cards), 1934 Goudey (3 cards), 1934-36 R327 Diamond Stars (103 cards), 1935 R321 Goudey "4 in 1" (67 cards), 1936 Goudey (32 cards), 1938 Goudey "Heads-Up" (2 cards), and 1940 Play Ball (67 cards). Includes the following: 1) Three 1933 Goudey: #102 Jackson (Gd), #159 (Vg), and 181 Babe Ruth (Poor with reverse torn away, no visible print). 2) Three 1934 Goudey: two #37 Lou Gehrig (one Fr-Gd, one Pr-Fr due to several pieces of clear tape on front, otherwise Vg), #91 Camilli (Vg). 3) 1934-36 Diamond Stars (60 assorted): 5% Ex, 85% range from Good to Vg-Ex (averaging Vg), 10 % lesser grades. Keys: two #2 Simmons (both Vg), two 9 Cochrane (Gd and Fr), two 16 Waner (Vg and Vg-Ex), 18 Hafey (15/85 L/R otherwise Ex), 27 Traynor (Vg-Ex), two 30 Manush (Ex and Vg-Ex), 31 Cuyler (Vg-Ex), 32 Rice (Vg-Ex), 35 Averill (Vg-Ex), 39 Hubbell (Vg-Ex), 48 Ferrell (Vg), three 74 Lazzeri (Ex, Vg-Ex, Gd), two 77 Gehringer (both Ex), 83 Waner (Vg), 103 Dickey (Fr-Gd). 4) 1934-36 Diamond Stars (52 assorted): These 52 cards each have a strip of clear tape running along the left border, otherwise all range in grade from Vg-Ex to Ex, with condition extremely consistent throughout, with the exception of just two or three cards which grade slightly lower. Keys: #2 Simmons, 3 Maranville, 11 Dickey, 18 Hafey, 32 Rice, 36 Lombardi, 43 Lyons, 50 Ott, 59 Bottomley, 63 Jackson, 74 Lazzeri, 83 Waner, 86 Crosetti (Gd), 95 Appling. 5) 1935 R321 Goudey "4 in 1" Complete Set of 36: Condition ranges from Vg to Ex (averaging Vg-Ex), with the exception of a couple cards in slightly lesser grade. Keys: Adams/Bottomley (Vg-Ex), Appling (Gd), Averill/Trosky (Gd), Bartell/Ott (Vg), Berry/Vance (Vg-Ex/Ex), Bishop/Cronin (Ex), Blanton/Herman (Vg-Ex/Ex), Bonura/Lyons (Ex), Bottomley/Comorsky (Ex), Ruth/Maranville (Vg-Ex), Cochrane/Gehringer (Vg), Waners (Vg), Dean/Frisch (Vg-Ex), Cochrane/Simmons (Vg-Ex/Ex), Crowder/Goslin (Ex), Cuyler/Grimes/Klein (Vg-Ex), Allen/Rolfe (Ex-Mt), Dickey/Lazzeri/Ruffing (Vg-Ex), Fox/Greenberg (Ex), Foxx (Gd-Vg), Hadley/Manush (Vg), Jackson/Terry (Vg), R. Ferrell/W. Ferrell (Ex), Traynor (Vg-Ex). 6) 1935 Goudey "4 in 1's" (additional group of 31 duplicates): 40% range from Vg to Vg-Ex, 45% Gd, 15% lesser. Keys: two Ruths (one Vg, one Fr-Gd), Adams/Bottomley (Vg), Averill/Trosky (Fr), Bartell/Ott (Vg), Berry/Vance (Vg-Ex), two Bishop/Cronin (both Vg), two Bottomley (both Vg), Cochrane/Gehringer (Gd), two Waners (both Gd), Dean/Frisch (Gd-Vg), Cochrane/Simmons (Vg-Ex), two Goslin (Vg- Ex and Vg), two Cuyler/Grimes/Klein (Gd and Fr), two Foxx (Vg and Fr), R. Ferrell/W. Ferrell (Vg), Traynor (Vg). 7) 1936 Goudey Complete Set of 25 plus 7 duplicates (32 cards): 20 cards in set are Ex, three cards are Vg-Ex (including Greenberg and Waner), 2 cards slightly lesser (including Cochrane which has a pinhole and is otherwise Ex). The seven duplicates are all Vg. 8) Two 1938 Goudey Heads-Up: #272 and #277 Greenberg (both Fr-Gd). 9) 1940 Playball Gum Inc (67 cards): 37% range from Vg-Ex to Ex (includes a couple Ex-Mt), 48% range from Gd to Vg, 15% slightly lesser. Keys: #1 Joe DiMaggio (Vg), 6 Gomez (Vg-Ex), 7 Dickey (Vg), 21 Ferrell (Vg), 40 Greenberg (Vg-Ex), 41 Gehringer (Vg-Ex), 102 Klein (Ex), 105 Waner (Vg), 107 Vaughn (Ex-Mt), 158 Travis Jackson (Vg), 171 Heilmann (Ex-Mt), 173 Lajoie (Vg-Ex), 174 Evers (Gd), 177 Baker (Vg-Ex). Total 286 cards. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000/$5,000. SOLD FOR $5,175.00


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