1933 Goudey Indian Gum
The 1933 Goudey Indian Gum Set (R73) features 216 numbered cards that measure 2 3/8” by 2 7/8” in size, but has 432 cards when all of the variations are considered. The colorful Goudey Indian Gum Set was released from 1933 to 1940 and tells the history of the American west with cards featuring chiefs, warriors, soldiers, and telling about various tribes, rituals and battles. The cards are numbered from 1 to 216, but the card backs indicate a possible of 8 different series sizes.
The Indian Gum cards numbered 110 to 152 weren't initially released. Goudey later released these cards and reused the artwork from cards #1 through #24. As a result, the Indian Gum Set has 216 differently numbered cards, but only 192 different pictures. The 1933 Goudey Indian Gum variations that state “series of 288 cards” are the toughest to find.
By Dean Hanley