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This listing has ended with a winning bid of Winning Bid: $28111.00
Final Sale Price: $33733.20.
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The ultimate 1930s gum set, revered by collectors, and so hot of late that we have trouble keeping quality singles in stock on our online store. The offered set was a prized possession of a visionary collector, he assembled this from a large quantity of cards decades ago. Modern grading services of course hurt some of his cards but that does not take away from the tremendous eye appeal and consistent feel of this particular 1933 Goudey set. We all know the Ruth and Gehrig cards have been particularly hot in recent years, making nice full sets even harder to find.
The six Ruth and Gehrig cards came back as follows from PSA: 53 Ruth PSA 4 (Well centered with no visible creases or wrinkles, even under magnification. This is a very, very high-end 4 that looks a terrific. This is a notably cleaner and nicer than a 4 that sold for $7,200 at public auction late in 2017); 92 Gehrig PSA 2 (Well centered with superior color and image quality, creasing keeps this at a very attractive 2); 144 Ruth PSA 4 (Centered to the lower right corner, the image is nice, the card has good color and is clean; There are no visible creases or wrinkles, even under magnification); 149 Ruth PSA 2 (Reasonably well centered with strikingly deep color, a superb image and a gorgeous front; Moderate back creasing keeps this at a 2); 160 Gehrig PSA 4 (Well centered with no visible creases or wrinkles, great color and a flawless image; Wear at one corner on the back keeps this at an awfully high-end 4) and 181 Ruth PSA 4 (Well centered with a fine image, clean borders and good color; There are no visible creases or wrinkles, corner wear appears to be the only defect here).
The other key cards in the set grade as follows: 1 Bengough PSA 2, 2 Vance VG+, 5 B Herman GVG/VG, 7 Lyons Good, 19 Dickey VG mk, 20 Terry PSA 5, 22 Traynor VG, 23 Cuyler PSA 3, 25 P Waner PSA 2, 29 Foxx PSA 1.5, 31 Lazzeri PSA 2, 35 Simmons PSA 2, 42 E Collins PSA 4.5, 44 Bottomley PSA 5, 47 Manush GVG/VG, 49 Frisch PSA 4, 56 Ruffing VG, 60 Hoyt VG-Ex/Ex, 63 Cronin PSA 3, 64 Grimes VG+, 73 Haines PSA 2, 74 Rixey VG, 76 Cochrane PSA 4.5, 79 Faber VG+, 89 Speaker PSA 3, 102 Jackson PSA 4 mk, 103 E Combs VG+, 107 Manush VG, 109 Cronin PSA 4, 110 Goslin PSA 4.5, 117 Maranville PSA 4, 119 Hornsby PSA 4.5, 125 B Terry PSA 4, 127 Ott PSA 4, 128 C Klein Ex-Mt mc, 133 Lindstrom VG-Ex/Ex, 134 S Rice VG-Ex/Ex, 138 Pennock VG-Ex/Ex, 147 Durocher VG+, 154 Foxx PSA 3, 158 Berg PSA 4, 164 L Waner VG+, 165 J Sewell PSA 5, 168 Goslin VG-Ex/Ex, 187 Manush VG-Ex/Ex, 188 Hornsby GVG/VG, 189 Cronin VG-Ex, 194 Averill PSA 5, 197 R Ferrell PSA 6, 202 Hartnett VG+, 207 Ott PSA 2, 211 Hack Wilson PSA 4, 216 Gomez VG-Ex, 217 Crosetti VG-Ex/Ex, 220 L Grove PSA 4 mc, 222 Gehringer PSA 5, 223 Dean PSA 5, 227 Herman VG+, 229 Vaughn VG+, 230 Hubbell PSA 2, 234 Hubbell PSA 2 and 240 Schumacher Good.
Assume the balance of the set is similar to the variance on the stars, these are nice looking cards. The SMR on the 31 PSA graded stars is a very conservative $5,257. The presumably conservative SMR on just the Ruth and Gehrig cards is $20,600. Completely fresh to market, this offers a truly grand opportunity to own one of the most classic of all baseball sets, smartly collected in a very attractive and well presented mid-grade condition.