1936 Goudey Baseball Cards

1936 Goudey Baseball Cards

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Issued primarily as a card game, 1936 Goudey Baseball flies under the radar in comparison to other Goudey releases of the time. The simple, black-and-white release is also more affordable, but because of the the many card back variations, a master set is no small task.

Clearly attempting to mix things up, immensely popular Goudey sets in 1933 and 1934 gave way to the 4-in-1 cards in 1935 Goudey and followed that up with the R322 cards in 1936 Goudey Baseball. Measuring the relatively standard 2-3/8" by 2-7/8", there is really not much to the cards. The card fronts only feature a black-and-white photo, white border and the player's name in a cursive font.

1936 Goudey Baseball Hank Greenberg 1936 Goudey Baseball Hank Greenberg back

1936 Goudey Baseball card backs are where the "game" comes into play. Two possible outcomes are featured, with each displayed using a different text orientation. A short bio for the player pictured on the front is sandwiched in-between the two plays. There are a total of 25 different card back options. However, each front is paired with multiple backs, putting the total amount of possible cards much higher.

Coming in at just 25 cards, the small checklist misses a few big names, but still features several Hall of Fame players. The most notable options are Hank Greenberg and Mickey Cochrane. The biggest omissions include Lou Gehrig and Joe DiMaggio, who was a rookie in 1936.

For those collectors looking for more depth from the season, there is a 1936 Goudey Wide Pen Premium (R314) set with a much larger checklist. The 3-1/4" by 5-1/2" set features a very similar front design to 1936 Goudey Baseball.

1936 Goudey Wide Pen Premium Baseball Mickey Cochrane

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1936 Goudey Paul Derringer #11 Baseball Card-Reds
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1936 Goudey: Lefty Gomez New York Yankees HOF
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1936 Goudey: Zeke Bonura White Sox
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1936 R322 GOUDEY #4 BILL BRUBAKER G-VG
$15.00

1936 R322 GOUDEY #8 JOE COSARART G-VG
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1936 R322 GOUDEY #6 CLYDELL CASTLEMAN G-VG
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1936 Goudey "Rolly" Hemsley VG St. Louis Browns - VG
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1936 Goudey Clydell Castleman EXCELLENT PLUS New York Giants - Ex+
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1936 Goudey Paul Derringer VG EX Cincinatti Reds - VG-EX
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1936 Goudey Brubaker. Bill EX+
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1936 Goudey Harris, Bucky EX+
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1936 Goudey Castleman, Clydell EX
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1936 Goudey Castleman, Clydell VG EX+
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1936 GOUDEY (R322) STAN BORDAGARAY EX J2666
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1936 GOUDEY (R322) PAUL WANER GOOD J2667
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1936 Goudey Zeke Bonura (White Sox) Ball Out Back var.
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Key Cards

Key 1936 Goudey Baseball Cards

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Hank Greenberg

1936 Goudey Baseball Hank Greenberg

Mickey Cochrane

1936 Goudey Baseball Mickey Cochrane

Lefty Gomez

1936 Goudey Baseball Lefty Gomez

Paul Waner

1936 Goudey Baseball Paul Waner

Chuck Klein

1936 Goudey Baseball Chuck Klein

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1936 Goudey Frank Crosetti , SGC Graded VG EX 4
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1936 Goudey Ferrell, Rick SGC-80 EX MT
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1936 Goudey R314 Joe DiMaggio Yankees ROOKIE SGC 60 5 Not PSA Nicest Graded!!
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1936 goudey Pepper MARTIN SGC 88 8 MINT (ONE OF ONE! HIGHEST GRADED)
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1936 GOUDEY BUCKY HARRIS SGC 80 EX NM 6 CARD WELL CENTERED
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1936 GOUDEY DOLF CAMILLI SGC 60 EX 5 CARD WELL CENTERED
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1936 WWG Canadian Goudey #128 Stevie Stevenson Montreal Royals SGC 20 1.5
$59.99

1936 GOUDEY HANK GREENBERG SGC 60 EX 5 DETROIT TIGERS (LOOKS BETTER) CENTERED
$250.00

1936 Goudey Paul Waner Pittsburgh Pirates SGC 70 EX+ 5.5 30871
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1936 R322 Goudey Gum Co. -BILL WERBER (Boston Red Sox) SGC 60
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1936 Goudey Paul Waner Pirates (Lionel Carter Collection) SGC 6
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1936 Goudey Mickey Cochrane SGC 45
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Set Checklist

1936 Goudey Baseball Set Checklist

The cards are listed in alphabetical order by last name. Each card front is paired with multiple card backs listed below.
1936 Goudey Baseball Mickey Cochrane

Fronts
Wally Berger
Zeke Bonura
Frenchy Bordagaray
Bill Brubaker
Dolph Camilli
Slick Castleman
Mickey Cochrane
Joe Coscarart
Frankie Crosetti
Kiki Cuyler
Paul Derringer
Jimmy Dykes
Rick Ferrell
Lefty Gomez
Hank Greenberg
Bucky Harris
Rollie Hemsley
Pinky Higgins
Oral Hildebrand
Chuck Klein
Pepper Martin
Bobo Newsom
Joe Vosmik
Paul Waner
Bill Werber
Backs
!!Home Run!! - Ball
Ball (out-drop) - Out (sharp grounder)
Ball (right over) - Out (long high fly)
Ball (close) - Out (pop fly)
Ball (low) - Out (1st baseman spears)
Bunt - Stolen Base!
Double (To left center) - Foul
Foul (liner into home) - Ball (batter fell)
Foul (over the press boxes) - Ball (high, wide)
Foul - Double!!
Foul - Force Out
Foul Tip - Strike!
Hit By Pitched Ball - Out
Out (long fly) - Strike (slow ball)
Out (short fly) - Ball (almost a wild pitch)
Out - Double Play
Out - Single
Out!! - Error!!!
Steals Home!! - Strike
Strike (fast in-shoot) - Ball (low)
Strike (wide out-curve) - Ball (outside, low)
Strike (caught napping) - Foul (high up)
Strike (right over) - Ball (high, inside)
Strike - Wild Pitch
Three Bagger - Out

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1936 GOUDEY - BUCKY HARRIS HOF PSA 7 NM
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1936 Goudey Oral Hildebrand PSA 6
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1936 Goudey Paul Derringer PSA 6
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1936 Goudey Bill Brubaker – PSA 7.5! Pirates!
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1936 Goudey R322 BILL BRUBAKER Black & White Baseball Card PSA 5
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Jimmy Dykes 1936 Goudey Black And White PSA 3.5 Very Good
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1936 Goudey Joe Vosmik PSA 5
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1936 Goudey Walter Berger PSA 6
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1936 Goudey Stan Bordagaray PSA 5
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1936 Goudey Bill Brubaker PSA 5.5
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1936 Goudey Dolph Camilli PSA 5
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1936 Goudey Clyde Castleman PSA 4.5
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1936 Goudey Frank Crosetti PSA 7
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1936 Goudey Paul Derringer PSA 2
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1936 Goudey Jimmy Dykes PSA 5
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1936 Goudey Rick Ferrell PSA 6
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