It may have been the depression era, but kids somehow scrounged up enough pennies to buy plenty of Goudey gum in 1933. While only a small number of youngsters from that era are still with us, the first baseball cards produced by the company that were stars of “Big League Gum” are among the most popular ever made.
Slots in the 239-card break are being offered now with a random, computer-aided draw set to determine where each card is headed. It’s the latest in the ongoing series of vintage breaks but this one carries a little extra juice.
Cards in the set generally range from Poor to Very Good, with a few better. The breakdown?11% VG or better, 10% G/VG, 34% Good, 20% Fair, 25% Poor.
The Ruth and Gehrig cards have been professionally graded, and while they are low-grade, all but one are still valued at $1,000 and up. Numerous stars and Hall of Famers lean toward VG including the Jimmie Foxx, Bill Dickey, Rogers Hornsby, Freddie Lindstrom and Hack Wilson cards.
The complete listing and details on the break can be found here.