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1933 R319 Goudey Gum Near-Complete Set (228 of 240)
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $4,406
Near-complete set of 1933 Goudey Gum includes 228 of the 240 cards in the set. The near-set ranges from low-grade to mid-grade (includes many Vg-Ex and a few Ex; condition composite follows) and is highlighted by an exceptionally strong example of card #223 Dean (PSA EX 5), a #53 Babe Ruth (SGC Authentic), and dozens of additional Hall of Famers. Condition: 5% Ex, 45% range from Vg to Vg-Ex, 20% Gd, 30% lesser (includes a number of cards, including sixteen graded individually below, with a Vg to Vg-Ex appearance, but which upon very close examination appear to have a very slight trim). Keys: #1 Bengough (Pr), 2 Vance (Fr), 5 Herman (Fr), 7 Lyons (Gd), 19 Dickey (Gd), 20 Terry (Gd), 22 Traynor (Vg), 23 Cuyler (Vg-Ex), 25 Waner (Fr), 29 Foxx (Pr), 31 Lazzeri (Vg), 35 Simmons (Fr), 42 Collins (Vg-Ex), 44 Bottomley (Vg), 47 Manush (Pr), 49 Frisch (Gd-Vg), 53 Ruth (SGC Authentic), 56 Ruffing (Vg-Ex/Ex), 60 Hoyt (Vg), 63 Cronin (Vg), 64 Grimes (Gd), 73 Haines (Vg), 74 Rixey (Vg), 76 Cochrane (Gd-Vg), 79 Faber (Vg-Ex/Ex), 89 Speaker (Gd), 102 Jackson (Vg-Ex), 103 Coombs (Gd-Vg), 107 Manush (slight trim), 109 Cronin (slight trim), 110 Goslin (slight trim), 117 Maranville (Vg), 119 Hornsby (slight trim), 125 Terry (slight trim), 127 Ott (slight trim), 128 Klein (Gd-Vg), 133 Lindstrom (slight trim), 134 Rice (Vg-Ex), 138 Pennock (slight trim), 147 Durocher (slight trim), 154 Foxx (slight trim), 158 Berg (slight trim), 164 Waner (Vg-Ex), 165 Sewell (Gd-Vg), 168 Goslin (slight trim), 187 Manush (Gd), 188 Hornsby (slight trim), 189 Cronin (Gd), 194 Averill (Vg), 197 Ferrell (Gd-Vg), 207 Ott (Gd), 211 Wilson (90/10 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex), 216 Gomez (Gd), 220 Grove (slight trim), 222 Gehringer (Vg-Ex), 223 Dean (PSA EX 5), 229 Vaughan (Gd), 230 Hubbell (Vg), 234 Hubbell (slight trim), and 240 Schumacher (slight trim). The following twelve card numbers are missing for completion (with Hall of Famers also noted by name): #24, 85, 92 Gehrig, 97, 106 Lajoie, 129, 131, 144 Ruth, 149 Ruth, 160 Gehrig, 181 Ruth, and 202 Hartnett. The 1933 Goudey set is universally recognized as the single most popular and collected of all 1930s gum issues, and one of the most significant of all prewar baseball card issues. This collection of 228 different cards represents the foundation for a very attractive low- to mid-grade complete set of this classic 1930s gum card issue. Total 228 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $4,406
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