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    Population nine, none finer!

    1933 Goudey Napoleon Lajoie #106 PSA Mint 9. Only the famous Honus Wagner card of the T206 set could claim a more vast divide among card collectors between those who fervently desire a specimen and those that actually own one. Both the T206 Wagner and the 1933 Goudey Lajoie are so exceedingly scarce that listed full set prices for the issues fail to take them into consideration, beaten into submission by the knowledge that the cards just can't be found.

    However, we've located one for our Heritage bidding clientele, allowing one lucky customer to switch teams to the "haves" from the "have nots." Thanks must be offered to one young Depression-era set builder, who would not be deterred by the fact that card number 106 was not available in standard wax packs. It took a letter, mailed to the Boston offices of Goudey Gum Co., to earn this toughest of all cards from this Big Three set, accounting for their terrific rarity today.

    Just eighty-five Lajoies have ever been submitted to PSA from the 1933 Goudey issue, of which nine have garnered a Mint 9 rating. None have ever soared to the vaunted Gem Mint 10 level. As such, this relic could validly be considered one of the most significant representatives of the Bubble Gum Era that exists, a one-way ticket to the pinnacle of the hobby hierarchy for its new owner.


    Guide Value or Estimate: $250,000 - up.

    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    July
    26th Friday
    Auction Dates
    August
    17th-18th Saturday-Sunday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    5 Days
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: N/A
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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