Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1934-36 Diamond Stars Lefty Grove #1 PSA NM-MT 8 - None Higher!
    Lefty Grove was a superstar southpaw who was a key ingredient in Connie Mack's second great Athletics dynasty in the late 1920's and early 1930's. The original owner must have been a Yankees fan as the desire to flaunt this card that appeared the season after the future Hall of Fame southpaw repeated his Pitching Triple Crown performance in 1931 with American League-topping tallies in victories (a career-best 31), earned run average (a career-low 2.06) and strike outs (175), while his Philadelphia Athletics claimed its third-straight American League pennant but would be traded after the 1933 season to Boston. A pitcher that had both power and skills, Grove was one of those pitchers that could beat you either way. These talents would serve him well as he complied exactly 300 victories and nine ERA titles in his 17-year career. From 1927 to 1933 Grove posted at least 20 victories (31 wins in 1931) so it was no surprise seeing him as the #1 spot in a card series titled "Diamond Stars." An irony considering his 1934 would be his least successful of his career up until that time. National Chicle really hit back at the Goudey portion of the card market with this wonderfully illustrated series in 1934 and saw fit to produce updates in 1935 and 1936 but never reaching the as advertised 240 subjects. By 1935, it was almost - Goudey? Goudey who? We know there are two versions of this card. Both have backs printed in Green and carry a 1934 copyright date. The reference to his stats from 1934 confirms to us that this is the card first saw circulation in 1935. Card #'s 1-24 were issued in less quantity in 1935 as they were simply a re-issue.

    Graded PSA NM-MT 8, this golden age marvel is one of six of the '1935' variant recorded by PSA in NM-MT with none higher. As one should except, there are four high quality corners showing slight amounts of wear. The surfaces have mild toning after eighty years. The richly colored portrait is a site to behold. For a landmark promotion, there couldn't be better way to start off your treasured set. According to the PSA census... no, there is not.


    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2015
    14th-16th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 15
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 917

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 2 days left to consign to the 2018 July 19 - 20 Summer Sports Card Catalog Auction Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Just wanted to let you know how pleased I am regarding the sale of my hockey jersey. You were great to work with, you answered all my phone calls and e-mails in a prompt manner, and you did a great job marketing the jersey.
    Jack,
    Fairmouth, ME
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    May 17-18 Sports Memorabilia Catalog Auction - Dallas
    May 17-18 Sports Memorabilia Catalog Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $4,265,116