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    1933 Goudey Sport Kings Near Set (38/48). Indisputably the most beloved multi-sport issue in the card collecting hobby, the Sport Kings set continues in the majestic artistic tradition that made that year's baseball set one of the hobby's "Big Three." Issued during the height of the Great Depression, the set surely has a number of factors working against it in terms of healthy survival. Primarily, bubble gum cards for children were not a high priority in most American families' budgets at the time, and seventy years of life is a lot to ask from any paper product. It's also noteworthy that trading cards were not considered to hold any intrinsic value until quite recently, leaving most cards from the pre-war era to fall to the bicycle spoke, the thumb tack on the wall, the trash. So we are pleased to do our part for historic presentation with this expansive and impressively fine selection of thirty-eight cards from the set of forty-eight. The majority reside in an SGC slab, breaking down as follows. SGC VG 40: Cobb #1. SGC EX 60: Jones #38, Stevens #47. SGC EX+ 70: Thorpe #6, Tilden #16. SGC EX/NM 80: Wachter #5, Blood #9, Jewtraw #11, Londos #14, Dempsey #17, Kahanamoku #20, Weissmuller #21, Morenz #24, Lopchick #32, Burke #33, Jaffee #34, Hoppe #36, Browning #41, Vines #46. SGC NM 84: Hagen #8, McLean #12, Tunney #18, Sarazen #22, Richards #23, Turner #27, Carnera #43, Didrickson #45. SGC NM+ 86: Walthour, Jr. #31. The balance of the collection remains unslabbed, and presents as VG-EX across the board: Holman #3, Walthour, Sr. #7, Fator #13, McNamara #15, Shore #19 (minor alteration), Snoddy #25, Bailey #29, Madison #37, Westrope #39 (vintage tape on verso), George #40. A few additions, a few upgrades, and you'll have one of the top sets in the hobby.

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    May, 2005
    14th Saturday
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