The standard 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 and considered the first great set of the bubble gum baseball card era. The 1933 Goudey baseball card set features color reproductions of the player’s portrait or action pose, the card backs offer a player biography. With four unique Babe Ruth cards, the 1933 Goudey is a favorite among collectors. There are two Lou Gehrig cards, which are identical, except for the card numbers on the back.
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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. The Lajoie card is so rare (and expensive) that it is not considered at part of the complete set actually makes the set 240 cards.
Key Hall-of-Famers included in this issue are the: 1933 Goudey # 106 Nap Lajoie, #29 Jimmie Foxx, #53 Babe Ruth, #92 Lou Gehrig, #144 Babe Ruth, #149 Babe Ruth, #154 Jimmie Foxx, #160 Lou Gehrig, #181 Babe Ruth and #223 Dizzy Dean.
By Dean Hanley
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