The old gang is breaking up.
A 1933 Goudey set that’s enjoyed a run as one of the hobby’s best has hit the auction block with each of the 240 cards being offered separately. The set is being presented in a special catalog through Heritage Auctions. Every card in the set currently being offered, including all four Babe Ruth cards, both Lou Gehrig cards and the rare Nap Lajoie, has been rated 8 or 9 by PSA.
Last year, Heritage sold the third-ranked ’33 Goudey set for more than a half million dollars combined.
Two Ruths (# 144 and 181) have been rated 9, with current bidding for the pair totaling over $300,000. Only four PSA 9 Ruth #144 cards exist with no 10s, despite its status as a double print.
The PSA 9 Gehrig (#92) is one of only two at that level with none higher. It stood at $90,000 as of Thursday evening. The Lajoie card is graded 9–one of just nine at that level with none higher–and is expected to sell for $150,000 or more.
Ten cards in the set have already reached bids of $10,000 or more.
Last year, Heritage broke the top-rated T206 set on the PSA Registry with the cards selling for a combined total of more than $8 million.
Bidding is set to run through January 24 at HA.com.