1938 Goudey Heads-Up (R323) Baseball Cards
The 1938 Goudey Heads-Up baseball card set consists of 48 cards and was produced by the Goudey Gum Company of Boston. The cards in this set feature a unique design best described as cartoon-like player bodies coupled with photographed heads. The front of the card includes the player's name and team nickname at the bottom of the card. The back of the card includes the card number, brief player summaries and statistics and a Goudey advertisement, all printed in green.
Although the set consists of 48 cards, the 1938 Heads-Up depicts 24 players as subjects used twice each, one card that includes background art and one without. The lower numbered cards (241-264) do not have any background art whereas the higher numbered (265-288) cards do. The 1938 Goudey set is listed as (R323) in the American Card Catalog.
Some of the key hall-of-famers for this issue include: #249 Jimmie Foxx, #250 Joe DiMaggio, #253 Hank Greenberg, #264 Bob Feller, #273 Jimmie Foxx, #274 Joe Dimaggio and #288 Bob Feller.
By Dean Hanley
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