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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.

    This spectacular registry set contains that challenging rarity, however, 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-seven 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: $150,000 - up.

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    24th Thursday 10:00 pm CT
    Auction Dates
    January
    24th Thursday
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    This lot is in: 1 - Sports Collectibles Session
    (Lots 50001-50240) - 10:00 PM Central Time, Thursday, January 24, 2019.
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    Heritage Auctions - Dallas
    3500 Maple Ave
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    Dallas, TX 75219

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    $150,000
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