In 1933, the Goudey Gum Company broke new ground with a 240-card issue that featured a number of prewar baseball legends such as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Mel Ott, among many others, helping to launch the Bubble Gum Era of baseball card collecting during the Great Depression.
Heritage will be presenting the finest 1933 Goudey Baseball set currently in existence in the PSA set registry in their upcoming January 24, 2019 Heritage Sports Auction.
“Everybody loves the 1933 Goudey issue,” said Chris Ivy, Director of Sports Auctions at Heritage. “It’s a real thrill to bring the best set in the hobby to our bidding audience.”
Calculated to a combined rating of an 8.68, the set is broken down into its individual components in this single-consignor event, surrendering the PSA throne in the process, most likely to an active bidder in this sale.
Nearly half of the 34 cards graded PSA Mint 9 feature subjects immortalized in the Baseball Hall of Fame, including Grove, Ott, Hubbell, one Gehrig, two Ruths (#144 and #181) and one of the hobby’s most desirable examples, the elusive Nap Lajoie #106.