Lot # 787: 1933 R319 Goudey #106 Napoleon Lajoie

Starting Bid: $5,000.00

Bids: 20 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "REA Fall 2018",
which ran from 10/5/2018 5:00 PM to
10/28/2018 7:00 PM

Graded GOOD 2 by PSA. Very presentable example of #106 Napoleon Lajoie from the classic 1933 Goudey set. The card has rounded corners and general wear but is free of major creases. There are a couple light surface creases on the left portion of the card (most noticeable in the lower left), as well as light stains mostly on the right portion of the card affecting Lajoie's jersey. The card still presents very nicely as an extremely attractive low-grade example. The back is surprisingly clean, with virtually no surface wear, and all text crisp and clear. The 1933 Goudey #106 Lajoie, of course, was not actually printed until 1934. When the 1933 set was issued, no #106 card was produced. #106 Lajoie was printed in 1934 and was available only by mail to those few dedicated collectors who took the time to write to Goudey to complain that they could not find #106 to complete their 1933 Goudey sets. The 1933 Goudey set is universally recognized as the most important of all 1930s gum-card issues. #106 Lajoie is the most significant and valuable of all 1930s cards and is widely regarded as one of the three most important of all baseball cards (the others being the famous T206 Wagner and Plank). This card represents an outstanding opportunity to acquire a relatively affordable example of this legendary rarity! Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000+.

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