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1933 R319 Goudey Complete Set of 239 (No #106 Lajoie)

Starting Bid - $5,000, Sold For - $16,590

The 1933 Goudey set is the first major gum-card set of the 1930s and is universally recognized as the most popular and significant set of the era. Highlighted by four Babe Ruths and two Lou Gehrigs, the set includes all the stars of the 1930s, including an incredible sixty Hall of Famers (all of which are graded individually below). Of the 239 cards in the set, fifty-eight cards (24% of the set) have been professionally graded and encapsulated by PSA (10), SGC (16), or GAI (32), including all four Babe Ruth cards and both Lou Gehrig cards. Keys: #1 Bengough (GAI G-VG 2.5), 2 Vance (SGC GOOD 30), 5 Herman (SGC VG/EX 50), 7 Lyons (Vg-Ex/Ex), 19 Dickey (SGC VG 40), 20 Terry (GAI VG 3), 22 Traynor (GAI VG 3), 23 Cuyler (Vg), 25 Waner (GAI G-VG 2.5), 29 Foxx (PSA VG-EX 4), 31 Lazzeri (PSA VG-EX 4), 35 Simmons (GAI G-VG 2.5), 42 Collins (Vg), 44 Bottomley (Gd), 47 Manush (Pr), 49 Frisch (Pr), 53 Ruth (PSA GOOD 2), 56 Ruffing (Vg), 58 O'Doul (GAI EX 5), 60 Hoyt (trimmed), 63 Cronin (trimmed, otherwise Gd), 64 Grimes (GAI VG-EX 4), 73 Haines (trimmed, otherwise Gd), 74 Rixey (Fr), 76 Cochrane (trimmed, otherwise Gd), 79 Faber (Gd), 89 Speaker (GAI VG 3), 92 Gehrig (PSA VG 3), 102 Jackson (Vg), 103 Combs (Vg-Ex), 107 Manush (GAI VG 3), 109 Cronin (GAI VG 3), 110 Goslin (Gd), 117 Maranville (GAI VG 3), 119 Hornsby (trimmed, otherwise Pr), 125 Terry (trimmed, otherwise Nr/Mt), 127 Ott (SGC VG 40), 128 Klein (Gd), 133 Lindstrom (Vg), 134 Rice (Gd), 138 Pennock (Gd), 144 Ruth (PSA GOOD 2), 147 Durocher (GAI VG-EX 4), 149 Ruth (GAI EX 5), 154 Foxx (PSA VG-EX 4), 158 Berg (Pr-Fr), 160 Gehrig (PSA GOOD 2), 164 Waner (GAI VG 3), 165 Sewell (GAI EX 5), 168 Goslin (SGC VG/EX 50), 181 Ruth (PSA GOOD 2), 187 Manush (Vg), 188 Hornsby (Gd), 189 Cronin (SGC GOOD 30), 194 Averill (Gd), 197 Ferrell (Gd), 202 Hartnett (GAI GOOD 2), 207 Ott (SGC VG/EX 50), 211 Wilson (GAI GOOD 2), 216 Gomez (GAI VG 3), 217 Crosetti (GAI VG+ 3.5), 220 Grove (Gd), 222 Gehringer (PSA VG-EX 4), 223 Dean (PSA GOOD 2), 227 Herman (GAI VG 3), 229 Vaughan (Gd), 230 Hubbell (trimmed, otherwise Fr), 234 Hubbell (SGC VG 40), and 240 Schumacher (GAI VG 3). Additional graded cards: #10 (SGC EX 60), 11 (GAI VG-EX 4), 17 (GAI EX 5), 61 (SGC EX 60), 65 (SGC VG/EX 50), 112 (SGC GOOD 30), 113 (GAI VG-EX+ 4.5), 114 (GAI EX+ 5.5), 116 (GAI EX+ 5.5), 121 (SGC EX 60), 122 (SGC VG 40), 124 (SGC VG/EX 50), 146 (SGC VG/EX 50), 177 (GAI VG-EX 4), 180 (GAI VG-EX+ 4.5), 200 (GAI VG-EX 4), 204 (GAI EX+ 5.5), 228 (GAI EX 5), and 236 (GAI VG-EX+ 4.5). The balance of the cards grade 5% Ex, 75% range from Vg to Vg-Ex, 10% slightly lesser grades, and 10% trimmed (very slightly, still great-looking cards). It is expensive to encapsulate an entire complete set with more than a couple hundred cards, but the collector who assembled this set did make a sizable investment in grading fifty-eight cards, which is an extremely substantial selection. In a world where a single high-grade 1933 Goudey key card can sell for more than this entire set, a mid-grade set such as this is rarely offered, and is widely appreciated for the outstanding value it represents. Information regarding grading of cards per REA's strict disclosure policies: Five cards listed above when sent to us were graded by GAI (Ruth #53, 144, and 181 and Gehrigs #92 and 160). All were graded VG 3, with the exception of #92 Gehrig which was graded VG+ 3.5. The consignor requested that these five cards be broken out of their GAI holders and sent to PSA for grading. As can be seen, all were graded very slightly lower by PSA (all PSA GOOD 2) with the exception of #92 Gehrig which graded PSA VG 3. In any holder these are great -looking cards! But we report this solely because it is a strict policy of REA to fully disclose any resubmissions or regrading of cards. The equivalent SMR value for just the fifty-eight graded cards (not including the 181 ungraded cards) is $14,792. This set obviously has tremendous break value! Total: 239 cards. Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000/$15,000+. SOLD FOR $16,590


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