1933 Goudey Baseball Cards

Goudey Babe Ruth
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.

Important Notes

The #53 Babe Ruth is the hardest to find and most valuable
The #106 Napoleon Lajoie is ultra rare

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

Price Guide (Complete Set)

VG – $6,000
EX – $20,000
NM – $55,000

Errors & Variations

No significant errors or variations

Key Rookies

No key rookies

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