1930-1939 Baseball Cards
1930s baseball cards include an impressive card offering for collectors that spans much of the decade. The top card maker during the period was the Goudey Gum Company. While gum was the main attraction at the time, the sets include many of the big names of the era and this period of baseball cards has developed a strong following.
Although the decade is devoid of familiar card companies, Goudey produced some great products. 1933 Goudey is the top overall option, and includes a Hall of Fame checklist. Top rookie players from the decade include Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig, and Babe Ruth. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Jimmie Foxx all have rookie cards that are found in 1933 Goudey.
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Featuring a distinctive design, the 1933 DeLong Baseball checklist is on the smaller side but still manages to pack a lot of talent into the set. Top cards include Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx and Goose Goslin.
1933 George C. Miller Baseball is as beautiful as it is elusive. The 32-card set features a large percentage of Hall of Fame players, notably Jimmie Foxx and Dizzy Dean. However, the overall limited nature and one severe short print makes completing the set very unlikely.
1933 Goudey Baseball was the first baseball card set ever to be paired with bubblegum and sold by the pack. It remains a favorite among collectors to this day and is headlined by a number of Hall of Fame rookie cards.
A multi-sport set for the ages, 1933 Sport Kings is visually appealing and loaded with Hall of Fame talent from multiple athletic arenas. The baseball subjects, including Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb, are the most popular, but Jim Thorpe and Bobby Jones are among many of the other sought-after non-baseball cards.
One of the more obscure 1930s releases, 1933 Tattoo Orbit Baseball is a colorful card set originally found in gum packages. A limited Rogers Hornsby card is the key option in the release.
Celebrated for a checklist filled with Hall of Fame players like Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb, 1933 U.S. Caramel Baseball is also home to one of the rarest short prints of the vintage era.
Featuring several color variations and a die-cut design, 1934-36 Batter Up Baseball is a unique vintage set. Jimmie Foxx, Dizzy Dean and Rogers Hornsby are some of the key card options.
Led by over 30 Hall of Fame players, 1934-36 Diamond Stars Baseball is a beautiful vintage set. However, the printing and release of the 108-card set over three years can make things a little confusing, especially for new collectors.
1935 Goudey Baseball features a four-in-one design that can be combined to form a larger image with the card backs. The clear favorite card in the set includes Babe Ruth and is one of the last cardboard options from his active player career.
1936 Goudey Baseball is a black-and-white release that features a card game as part of the 25-card set. The small checklist includes key cards for Hank Greenberg and Mickey Cochrane.
Led by Joe DiMaggio, Bob Feller, Hank Greenberg and Jimmie Foxx, 1938 Goudey Baseball marked a strong return for the brand after several down years. The cartoon design makes the 48-card set easy to recognize.
A favorite among vintage collectors, 1939 Play Ball Baseball was part of the groundwork for what would become the Bowman brand. Key cards include Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio.