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    1933 Goudey Uncut Sheet of 24 with Five Hall of Famers, including Babe Ruth A true pioneer in the field of bubble gum cards, The Goudey Gum Company of Boston, Massachusetts created some of the most beloved pieces of cardboard ever sealed in wax paper. From Indians to aviators to sports heroes, Goudey Gum packs held treasures for kids throughout the late 1940s. For reasons that may be obvious, portraits of the men who played America's Game have long been favored by children of all ages, and the cards that came packed with Big League Chewing Gum are no exception. Goudey released several sets featuring stars of the diamond, beginning in 1933. Offered here is a rarely seen uncut sheet of 24 cards from that inaugural set, featuring Hall of Fame heroes Charlie "Red" Ruffing, Eppa Rixey, Jesse Haines, Tris Speaker and The Sultan of Swat, himself, "Babe" Ruth. Every previously seen uncut Goudey sheet has measured 14.25" x 11.5" and not exhibited much of a border around the outer cards, whereas this sheet measures 17" x 15.25" and boasts a 1.5" border on the sides and 2" on the top and bottom. The presence of such large borders indicates that this sheet was a proof, sent to someone in Goudey's marketing department to look over and make note of any errors in the extensive white space. The absence of such markings means that this sheet was the final proof, with all cards being printed in its likeness. This sheet grades NM--MT, with slight discoloration of the borders as the closest thing to a flaw. Several spots on the front and back of the sheet have received some color retouching that is only noticeable after intense scrutiny, and in no way detracts from the fantastic eye appeal of this piece.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2004
    10th-11th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 17
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