1933 Goudey Baseball Cards

1933 Goudey Babe Ruth 1 1933 Goudey Back

1933 Goudey Baseball Cards

Set Info

Manufacturer: Goudey
Year of Issue: 1933
Set Size: 241 Cards
Card Size: 2-3/8” x 2-7/8”


Series I: 1-241

Set Description

This is the first issue by Goudey Gum Co. in 1933. The cards are made from a thick stock and printed in color of players in portraits and action poses. Originally there were 239 cards issued missing the #106 card. Due to customer complaints wanting to complete their sets, the company produced the #106 Napoleon Lajoie card in 1934 and mailed them out to the customers to complete their sets. One of the most popular sets for collectors because of the 4 different Ruth cards and numerous other Hall of Famers. The backs have the players name and short bio.

1933 Goudey Babe Ruth 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth 2
1933 Goudey Babe Ruth 3 1933 Goudey Lou Gehrig
1933 Goudey Dizzy Dean 1933 Goudey Jimmy Foxx
Price Guide (Complete Set)
  • VG – $6000
  • EX – $20000
  • NM – $55000
Key Stars
  • 29 – Jimmy Foxx
  • 53 – Babe Ruth
  • 92 – Lou Gehrig
  • 106 – Napoleon Lajoie
  • 144 – Babe Ruth
  • 149 – Babe Ruth
  • 154 – Jimmie Foxx
  • 160 – Lou Gehrig
  • 181 – Babe Ruth
  • 188 – Roger Hornsby
  • 223 – Dizzy Dean
Errors & Variations
  • Nothing significant
Important Notes
  • The #53 Babe Ruth is the hardest to find and most valuable
  • The #106 Napoleon Lajoie is ultra rare
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2 Responses to “1933 Goudey Baseball Cards”

  1. mike grissom says:

    hi my name is mike and i am in tn my dad runs a pawn shop here and i got this guy wanting to trade a 1933 goudey babe ruth in case #2 would love to know how to authinticate it i know its thicker and kinda rough paper and the cuts at top and right but i dont the printing process they used and how it should look any help would be great thanks

  2. JoAnn Estrada says:

    I have a 1933 Big League Babe Ruth baseball card that was glued to the backing of a clock along with a John (Bud) Clancy Big League and Benny Bengough Big League baseball cards. Also, a Lewis (Hack) Wilson and Charley Root baseball cards. When I removed the Babe Ruth baseball card, the back of it was plain white. It doesn’t seem like there was anything printed in the back at all. The places that shows without any glue and material from the backing shows white. The other four baseball cards are thicker and show no traces of writing and have a cardboard background. Any suggestions as to their originality?


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