1933 Goudey Baseball Cards (R319)
- 1933 Goudey - R-319
- 239 Cards That Measure 2-3/8" x 2-7/8"
- Set Popularity: Very Popular (9 out of 10)
- Scarcity of Cards: Fairly Common (2)
- Difficulty to Complete Set: Very Difficult (8)
The 1933 Goudey baseball card set includes 239 cards that measure 2 3/8” by 2 7/8”. It was the company’s first baseball issue. The set features color reproductions of the player’s portrait or action pose, the card backs offer a player biography.
The 1933 Goudey set features card #106 Napoleon Lajoie which was printed in 1934 and issued with a 1934 card front and 1933 card back. Lajoie's card number 106 is so rare that it is not accounted for in the complete set prices and actually makes the set 240 cards.
The 4 Babe Ruth and 2 Lou Gehrig cards are very popular with collectors.
By Dean Hanley