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 Walter Berger Red Sox " creases" LOOK !!!
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1936 Goudey Oral Hildebrand "crease" LOOK !!!
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1936 Goudey Henry Bonura White Sox "no creases" LOOK !!!
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1936 Goudey Frank Higgins "crease" LOOK !!!
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1936 Goudey Type 1 Postcard Like Baseball Card Cy Blanton Pittsburgh Pirates
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1936 Goudey Type 1 Postcard Like Baseball Card Tommy Padden Pittsburgh Pirates
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1936 Goudey Type 1 Postcard Like Baseball Card H Lavagetto Pittsburgh Pirates
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1936 Goudey Type 1 Postcard Like Baseball Card Woody Jensen Pittsburgh Pirates
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1936 Goudey Baseball Pittsburgh Pirates Bill Brubaker Baseball Card
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1936 Goudey R322 #BIBR Bill Brubaker READ Rookie Baseball Card 0a3
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1936 GOUDEY CLYDELL CASTLEMAN # 50
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1936 Goudey #10 KiKi Cuyler VG S4949
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1936 Goudey #5 Dolph Camilli VG EX S9057
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1936 Goudey #23 Joe Vosmik GOOD S7358
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1936 Goudey Frank Higgins "crease" LOOK !!!
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1936 Goudey R322 WALTER BERGER Black & White Baseball Card EX
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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 R322 Bucky Harris Washington Senators Hall-of-famer SGC 84 NM 7
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1936 Goudey #16 Bucky Harris SGC 6 S3021
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1936 Goudey New York Yankees #14 Lefty Gomez SGC 60 EX 5
$125.00

1936 Goudey Baseball, #6 Clydell Castleman, Giants, SGC 60 EX
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1936 Goudey Baseball, #12 Jimmy Dykes, White Sox, SGC 84 NM
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1936 Goudey Baseball, #13 Rick Ferrell HOF, Red Sox, SGC 50 VGEX
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1936 Goudey Baseball, #17 "Rolly" Hemsley, Browns, SGC 60 EX
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1936 Goudey Baseball, #19 Oral Hildebrand, Indians, SGC 50 VGEX
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1936 WWG Canadian Goudey #128 Stevie Stevenson Montreal Royals SGC 20 1.5
$59.99

1936 GOUDEY HANK GREENBERG SGC 50 VGEX 4 Detroit Tiger Hofer!!
$250.00

1936 R322 goudey Bucky Harris HOF SGC 40 !!
$44.50

1936 Goudey Paul Waner Pirates (Lionel Carter Collection) SGC 6
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1936 Goudey Baseball, #16 Bucky Harris HOF, SGC 84 NM
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1936 Goudey Hank Greenberg SGC 50 = 4
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1936 Goudey R322 #PADE Paul Derringer SGC 45 Cincinnati Reds Baseball Card 1t3
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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 RICK FERRELL - Boston Red Sox - PSA 7 - LOW POP
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1936 Goudey Paul Derringer PSA 1 (8183)
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1936 Goudey Bucky Harris PSA 1 (8175)
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1936 Goudey Frank Crosetti PSA 3 ST4
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1936 Goudey John "Pepper" Martin St. Louis Cardinals PSA 6 EX-MT
$16.39

1936 Goudey Complete PSA Graded Registry Set
$1,195.00

1936 Goudey Joe Vosmik PSA 6 EX-MT
$69.99

1936 Goudey #15 Hank Greenberg PSA 5 S6585
$375.00

1936 Goudey #6 Clyde Castleman PSA 4.5 S0700
$75.00

1936 GOUDEY - BUCKY HARRIS HOF PSA 7 NM
$200.00

1936 Goudey Rick Ferrell HOF Red Sox PSA 1 !!!
$31.49

1936 Goudey Rick Ferrell HOF Red Sox PSA 2 !!!
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1936 Goudey Chuck Klein PSA 7
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1936 Goudey Set Jimmy Dykes PSA 6
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1936 Goudey Frank Higgins PSA 7
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1936 Goudey Bucky Harris PSA 6
$199.99
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