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1933 V353 World Wide Gum Near-Complete Set (90 of 94)
Starting Bid - $2,000.00 , Sold For - $4,406.25
Outstanding and very rarely seen near-complete set of 1933 V353 Canadian Goudeys. 10% range from Ex to Ex-Mt, 70% Vg-Ex, 20% Vg (with a few slightly lesser). This near-complete set of 1933 V353 World Wide Gum includes 90 different of the 94 cards in the set, with highlights including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, and many others. Missing only the following four cards for completion: #1 Bengough, 25 P. Waner, 37 common, and 80 Ruth (there are two Ruth cards in the set). Very similar to the classic 1933 Goudey set issued in the United States, this is the rare Canadian version issued by Goudey's World Wide Gum. Only 94 cards were issued in the Canadian set, as opposed to 240 cards in the U.S. set. These 94 cards include a very high concentration of Hall of Famers. The twenty-seven Hall of Famers in the set are highlighted by two Babe Ruth cards (as opposed to four Ruth cards in the American version) and one of Lou Gehrig (two examples of Gehrig in the American Goudeys). The V353 World Wide Gum series (commonly referred as “Canadian Goudeys”) is identical in design to their American counterparts on the fronts, but with the text on the backs printed in French and English, or entirely in English, and with the first 52 cards sharing the same card number on the back, while players numbered 53 to 94 have different numbers in the American series. Twenty-seven cards have been graded and encapsulated by SGC. Keys: #2 Vance (Vg), 5 Herman (Vg), 7 Lyons (Vg-Ex), 19 Dickey (Vg-Ex), 20 Terry (Vg), 22 Traynor (Vg-Ex), 23 Cuyler (Vg-Ex), 29 Foxx (Vg-Ex), 31 Lazzeri (SGC FAIR 20), 35 Simmons (Vg-Ex), 42 Collins (SGC VG/EX 50), 44 Bottomley (Vg-Ex), 47 Manush (Ex), 49 Frisch (SGC VG/EX 50), 54 Faber (SGC VG/EX 50), 55 Lou Gehrig (SGC VG/EX 50), 60 Hoyt (Gd-Vg), 63 Cronin (SGC Auth, trimmed along the top), 64 Grimes (SGC VG/EX 50), 69 Cochrane (Ex), 74 Durocher (Vg), 84 Berg (Ex), 85 Foxx (SGC GOOD 30), 89 Sewell (SGC EX 60), 90 L. Waner (SGC VG 40), and 93 Babe Ruth (SGC VG 40). The other SGC graded cards from the set consist of: #4 (EX+ 70), 40 (VG 40), 41 (EX 60), 51 (VG/EX 50), 52 (EX 60), 57 (VG/EX 50), 58 O’Doul (EX 60), 59 (EX+ 70), 61 (EX 60), 62 Martin (GOOD 30), 65 (EX/NM 80), 66 (VG/EX 50), 67 (GOOD 30), 76 (VG/EX 50), 82 (VG 40), and 83 (VG/EX 50). This is the first set that we have seen in many years. This is an exceptionally attractive complete set (less four cards) of this rare, unusual, and very substantial 1930s Canadian Goudey issue. Total 90 cards. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $4,000+. SOLD FOR $4,406.25
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