1933 Goudey Baseball Cards

1933 Goudey Baseball Cards

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1933 Goudey Baseball is one of the most popular vintage releases available and easily recognized thanks to a colorful and distinct design. Also helping its appeal, the 1933 set features multiple cards for Babe Ruth and nearly every single card in the set is an official rookie card.

In 1919, the Goudey Gum Company was founded by Enos Gordon Goudey. He opened his first factory in Boston, Massachusetts, eventually earning the title, "penny gum king of America." The up-and-coming business tycoon threw his hat into the baseball card arena with the debut of 1933 Goudey Baseball. Designated in the American Card Catalog as R319, the 239-card 1933 Goudey Baseball set was the first sports card product packaged with bubble gum in every pack.

The set measures  2-3/8" by 2-7/8" and is noted for its dramatic use of color and colorized photo images. Player likenesses are represented in both action photos and portraits. The color illustration of the depicted player provides a distinct contrast to the vivid color backgrounds of red, yellow, blue and green, lending itself to a highly aesthetic offering.

1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #1491933 Goudey Babe Ruth #149 back

A majority of the cards within the 1933 Goudey Baseball set are adorned with a small, thin banner along the bottom border of the card. "Big League Chewing Gum" is the ad tagline found on most of the cards. The exception is with several of the cards printed later in the year. The only other accompanying text is the player's full name in a portion of the colored background towards the top of the card.

The Goudey card backs provide an anecdotal and biographical write-up along in green ink with further gum-related advertising. Printed on a total of 10 sheets, each containing 24 cards, those that were printed on sheets eight (cards #190-213), nine (cards #97-99, #128-129, #142, #214-231) and ten (cards #107-114, #121-127, #232-240) are missing the red banner on the card front.

1933 Goudey Baseball also includes one of the rarest and most elusive cards from a mainstream set to ever be produced. Showcasing a retired Napolean Lajoie (#106), the card is unique because it displays a 1934 card front while a 1933 back design. It is so rare that it is actually excluded from the set when being priced. The Nap Lajoie card brings the total 1933 Goudey set checklist to 240 cards. While it is not technically required for completion of the set, the pursuit of the Lajoie card has frustrated many high-end collecting purists through the years.

1933 Goudey Baseball Nap Lajoie front1933 Goudey Baseball Nap Lajoie back

Relatively free of errors, there is only one corrected variation belonging to Jimmy Dykes (#6). The original card features the wrong age for Dykes and was fixed in a later printing. Loaded with Hall of Fame players, the set is anchored by Babe Ruth, who actually has a total of four cards in the set. Also, the first cards in the checklist were subjected to additional wear from collectors, especially Benny Bengough, who is card #1. Because of this, his card commands a premium.

In addition to the four Babe Ruth cards in 1933 Goudey Baseball, the Babe was featured in the 1933 and 1934 Goudey premium set. The four-card set, known as R309-1, checks in at 5-1/2" by 8-13/16" and the cards rarely surface.

1934 Goudey Premium R309-1 Babe Ruth

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OWEN CARROLL 1933 GOUDEY #72 - RC - BROOKLYN DODGERS - NRMINT+ STUNNING!!!
$33.00

EPPA RIXEY 1933 GOUDEY #74 - RC - CINCINNATI REDS - NO CREASES!!! WONDERFUL!!!
$48.00

EPPA RIXEY 1933 GOUDEY #74 - RC - CINCINNATI REDS - NRMINT+ PHENOMENAL!!!
$60.99

PETE JABLONOWSKI 1933 GOUDEY #83 - RC - NEW YORK YANKEES - BEAUTIFUL!!! SHARP!!!
$28.00

JESS PETTY 1933 GOUDEY #90 - RC - MINNEAPOLIS MILLERS - NO CREASES!! GORGEOUS!!
$13.41

TOM ZACHARY 1933 GOUDEY #91 - RC - BOSTON BRAVES - WONDERFUL!!! SHARP!!!
$13.41

TOM ZACHARY 1933 GOUDEY #91 - RC - BOSTON BRAVES - NRMINT+ STUNNING!!!
$33.00

JOHN WELCH 1933 GOUDEY #93 - RC - BOSTON RED SOX - NO CREASES!!! FANTASTIC!!!
$13.41

RICHARD COFFMAN 1933 GOUDEY #101 - RC - ST. LOUIS BROWNS - AMAZING!!! SHARP!!!
$16.50

RICHARD COFFMAN 1933 GOUDEY #101 - RC - ST. LOUIS BROWNS - TERRIFIC!!! SHARP!!!
$16.50

GOOSE GOSLIN 1933 GOUDEY #110 - RC - WASHINGTON SENATORS - WONDERFUL!!! SHARP!!!
$40.99

FRED SCHULTE 1933 GOUDEY #112 - RC - WASHINGTON SENATORS - NRMINT+ STUNNING!!!
$35.00

FRED SCHULTE 1933 GOUDEY #112 - RC - WASHINGTON SENATORS - NRMINT+ INCREDIBLE!!!
$32.11

OSWALD BLUEGE 1933 GOUDEY #113 - RC - WASHINGTON SENATORS - TREMENDOUS!! SHARP!!
$17.50

RABBIT MARANVILLE 1933 GOUDEY #117 - RC - BOSTON BRAVES - STUNNING!!! SHARP!!!
$76.99

JACK RUSSELL 1933 GOUDEY #123 - RC - WASHINGTON SENATORS - BEAUTIFUL!!! SHARP!!!
$11.77
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Key Cards

Key 1933 Goudey Baseball Cards

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#53 Babe Ruth

1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #53

#144 Babe Ruth 

1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #144

#149 Babe Ruth

1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #149

#181 Babe Ruth

1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #181

#106 Nap Lajoie

1933 Goudey Baseball Nap Lajoie front

#29,154 Jimmie Foxx (Same image for both)

1933 Goudey Baseball Jimmy Jimmie Foxx

#92 Lou Gehrig

1933 Goudey Lou Gehrig

#2 Dazzy Vance

1933 Goudey Baseball Dazzy Vance

#1 Benny Bengough

1933 Goudey Baseball Benny Bengough

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1933 Goudey Sport Kings #24 Howie Morenz SGC 88
$2,850.00

1933 Goudey #53 Babe Ruth SGC 3 U6313
$4,860.00

1933 Goudey #92 Lou Gehrig SGC 1.5 U6484
$1,120.00

1933 Goudey #144 Babe Ruth SGC 1 U6462
$1,680.00

1933 GOUDEY BILLY URBANSKI SGC 55 VG EX+ 4.5 BOSTON BRAVES #212; WELL CENTERED
$50.00

1933 Goudey Vernon Lefty Gomez #216 SGC 50 4 - Yankees
$160.00

R319 1933 Goudey Baseball-#190 Fred Schulte, Washington Senators, SGC 55 4.5
$14.95

1933 Goudey #89 Tris Speaker Kansas City Blues SGC A AUTHENTIC
$17.17

1933 Goudey #76 Mickey Cochrane Philadelphia Athletics SGC 10 POOR 1
$9.95

1933 Goudey #42 Eddie Collins Boston Red Sox SGC 20 FAIR 1.5
$10.50

1933 Goudey #35 Al Simmons Chicago White Sox SGC 10 POOR 1
$9.95

1933 Goudey #211 Hack Wilson Brooklyn Dodgers SGC A AUTHENTIC
$9.95

1933 Goudey #207 Mel Ott New York Giants SGC 10 POOR 1
$17.18

1933 Goudey #158 Moe Berg Washington Senators SGC 20 FAIR 1.5
$72.00

1933 Goudey #128 Chuck Klein Philadelphia Phillies SGC 10 POOR 1
$16.01

1933 Goudey #117 Walter Maranville Boston Braves SGC 10 POOR 1
$9.95
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Set Checklist

1933 Goudey Baseball Set Checklist

1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #53
1 Benny Bengough RC
2 Dazzy Vance RC
3 Hughie Critz RC
4 Heinie Schuble RC
5 Babe Herman RC
6 Jimmie Dykes RC Error
6 Jimmie Dykes RC Corrected
7 Ted Lyons RC
8 Roy Johnson RC
9 Dave Harris RC
10 Glenn Myatt RC
11 Billy Rogell RC
12 George Pipgras RC
13 Lafayette Thompson RC
14 Henry Johnson RC
15 Vic Sorrell RC
16 George Blaeholder RC
17 Watty Clark RC
18 Muddy Ruel RC
19 Bill Dickey RC
20 Bill Terry RC
21 Phil Collins RC
22 Pie Traynor RC
23 Kiki Cuyler RC
24 Horace Ford RC
25 Paul Waner RC
26 Bill Cissell RC
27 Sarge Connally RC
28 Dick Bartell RC
29 Jimmie Foxx RC
30 Shanty Hogan RC
31 Tony Lazzeri RC
32 Bud Clancy RC
33 Red Kress RC
34 Bob O'Farrell RC
35 Al Simmons RC
36 Tommy Thevenow RC
37 Jimmie Wilson RC
38 Fred Brickell RC
39 Mark Koenig RC
40 Taylor Douthit RC
41 Gus Mancuso RC
42 Eddie Collins RC
43 Lew Fonseca RC
44 Jim Bottomley RC
45 Larry Benton RC
46 Ethan Allen RC
47 Heinie Manush RC
48 Marty McManus RC
49 Frankie Frisch RC
50 Ed Brandt RC
51 Charlie Grimm RC
52 Andy Cohen RC
53 Babe Ruth RC
54 Ray Kremer RC
55 Pat Malone RC
56 Red Ruffing RC
57 Earl Clark RC
58 Lefty O'Doul RC
59 Bing Miller RC
60 Waite Hoyt RC
61 Max Bishop RC
62 Pepper Martin RC
63 Joe Cronin RC
64 Burleigh Grimes RC
65 Milton Gaston RC
66 George Grantham RC
67 Guy Bush RC
68 Hod Lisenbee RC
69 Randy Moore RC
70 Pete Scott RC
71 Bobby Burke RC
72 Ownie Carroll RC
73 Jesse Haines RC
74 Eppa Rixey RC
75 Willie Kamm RC
76 Mickey Cochrane RC
77 Adam Comorosky RC
78 Jack Quinn RC
79 Red Faber RC
80 Clyde Manion RC
81 Sam Jones RC
82 Dib Williams RC
83 Pete Jablonski RC
84 Glenn Spencer RC
85 Heinie Sand RC
86 Phil Todt RC
87 Frank O'Rourke RC
88 Russell Rollings RC
89 Tris Speaker
90 Jess Petty RC
91 Tom Zachary RC
92 Lou Gehrig RC
93 John Welch RC
94 Bill Walker RC
95 Alvin Crowder RC
96 Willis Hudlin RC
97 Joe Morrisey RC
98 Wally Berger RC
99 Tony Cuccinello RC
100 George Uhle RC
101 Richard Coffman RC
102 Travis Jackson RC
103 Earle Combs RC
104 Fred Marberry RC
105 Bernie Friberg RC
106 Nap Lajoie SP
107 Heinie Manush RC
108 Joe Kuhel RC
109 Joe Cronin RC
110 Goose Goslin RC
111 Monte Weaver RC
112 Fred Schulte RC
113 Ossie Bluege RC
114 Luke Sewell RC
115 Cliff Heathcote RC
116 Eddie Morgan RC
117 Rabbit Maranville RC
118 Val Picinich RC
119 Rogers Hornsby RC
120 Carl Reynolds RC
121 Lefty Stewart RC
122 Alvin Crowder RC
123 Jack Russell RC
124 Earl Whitehill RC
125 Bill Terry RC
126 Jo-Jo Moore RC
127 Mel Ott RC
128 Chuck Klein RC
129 Hal Schumacher RC
130 Freddie Fitzsimmons RC
131 Fred Frankhouse RC
132 Jim Elliott RC
133 Fred Lindstrom RC
134 Sam Rice RC
135 Woody English RC
136 Flint Rhem RC
137 Red Lucas RC
138 Herb Pennock RC
139 Ben Cantwell RC
140 Bump Hadley RC
141 Ray Benge RC
142 Paul Richards RC
143 Glenn Wright RC
144 Babe Ruth RC
145 Rube Walberg RC
146 Lefty Stewart RC
147 Leo Durocher RC
148 Eddie Farrell RC
149 Babe Ruth RC
150 Ray Kolp RC
151 Jake Flowers RC
152 Zack Taylor RC
153 Buddy Myer RC
154 Jimmie Foxx RC
155 Joe Judge RC
156 Danny Macfayden RC
157 Sammy Byrd RC
158 Moe Berg RC
159 Ossie Bluege RC
160 Lou Gehrig RC
161 Al Spohrer RC
162 Leo Magnum RC
163 Luke Sewell RC
164 Lloyd Waner RC
165 Joe Sewell RC
166 Sam West RC
167 Jack Russell RC
168 Goose Goslin RC
169 Tommy Thomas RC
170 Harry McGurdy RC
171 Charlie Jamieson RC
172 Pinky Hargrave RC
173 Roscoe Holm RC
174 Curly Ogden RC
175 Dan Howley MG RC
176 John Ogden RC
177 Walter French RC
178 Jackie Warner RC
179 Fred Leach RC
180 Eddie Moore RC
181 Babe Ruth RC
182 Andy High RC
183 Rube Walberg RC
184 Charlie Berry RC
185 Bob Smith RC
186 Johnny Schulte RC
187 Heinie Manush RC
188 Rogers Hornsby RC
189 Joe Cronin RC
190 Fred Schulte RC
191 Ben Chapman RC
192 Walter Brown RC
193 Lyn Lary RC
194 Earl Averill RC
195 Evar Swanson RC
196 Roy Mahaffey RC
197 Rick Ferrell RC
198 Jack Burns RC
199 Tommy Bridges RC
200 Bill Hallahan RC
201 Ernie Orsatti RC
202 Gabby Hartnett RC
203 Lon Warneke RC
204 Riggs Stephenson RC
205 Heinie Manush RC
206 Gus Suhr RC
207 Mel Ott RC
208 Bernie James RC
209 Dolf Luque RC
210 Virgil Davis RC
211 Hack Wilson RC
212 Billy Urbanski RC
213 Sparky Adams RC
214 Buddy Kerr RC
215 Russ Van Atta RC
216 Vernon Gomez RC
217 Frankie Crosetti RC
218 Wes Ferrell RC
219 Mule Haas RC
220 Lefty Grove RC
221 Dale Alexander RC
222 Charlie Gehringer RC
223 Dizzy Dean RC
224 Frank Demaree RC
225 Billy Jurges RC
226 Charlie Root RC
227 Billy Herman RC
228 Tony Piet RC
229 Arky Vaughan RC
230 Carl Hubbell RC
231 Jo-Jo Moore RC
232 Lefty O'Doul RC
233 Johnny Vergez RC
234 Carl Hubbell RC
235 Freddie Fitzsimmons RC
236 George Davis RC
237 Gus Mancuso RC
238 Hughie Critz RC
239 Leroy Parmalee RC
240 Hal Schumacher RC
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1933 GOUDEY #55 PAT MALONE PSA 2 *DS0018
$19.00

1933 Goudey 61 Max Bishop PSA 4 (9960)
$64.00

1933 Goudey 72 Owen Carroll PSA 4 (2487)
$49.00

1933 Goudey 51 Charlie Grimm PSA 1 (0288)
$24.00

1933 Goudey 183 George Walberg PSA 1 (5716)
$24.00

1933 Goudey 84 Glenn Spencer PSA 4 (4722)
$54.00

1933 Goudey 81 Sam Jones PSA 4 (8008)
$54.00

1933 Goudey 149 Babe Ruth PSA 1mk (4079)
$875.00

1933 Goudey 88 Russell Rollings PSA 4 (2407)
$49.00

1933 Goudey 84 Glenn Spencer PSA 1 (0405)
$24.00

1933 Goudey 71 Robert Burke PSA 4 (9974)
$49.00

1933 Goudey 77 Adam Comorosky PSA 4 (3295)
$49.00

1933 Indian Chewing Gum Goudey #68 Kit Carson PSA 7 NM
$250.00

PSA Graded Baseball Card 1933 Goudey #149 Babe Ruth Authentic Altered
$899.99

1933 Goudey #240 Harold Schumacher NY GIANTS PSA 4.5
$175.00

1933 Goudey #158 MOE BERG (SPY) Washington clean great color vry tough PSA 6
$650.00
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