Description1930 Rogers Hornsby Original Photograph Used for 1933 Goudey Card, Such a masterpiece that it is properly carved into the abridged Mount Rushmore of trading card history known as "The Big Three," the 1933 Goudey issue is jam-packed with pre-war legends, with this gentleman notable among them. If the stooped fielding pose looks familiar to you, that Depression-era set is the reason why, and this is the very first original photo we've ever encountered that served as the source material for Hornsby's #119 entry.
There's some possibility that the die-cutting of the image, which is mounted on a cardstock background, was instituted specifically for the Goudey cause, but there's no way to know for certain. It's one of the few Goudeys in landscape format, which will appeal to the more discerning cardboard mavens. Here the image measures approximately 4x6", with the card stock backing measuring 5x8.5". Some adhesive bleeding on obverse, and coating on verso. Check our Permanent Auction Archives to study recent prices for original photos used in major card issues to get a sense of the red-hot market.
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