Lot # 24: 1933 Goudey #92 Lou Gehrig PSA 5 EX

Category: 1921-1939

Starting Bid: $3,000.00

Bids: 12 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Fall Rarities Auction 2021",
which ran from 9/25/2021 12:00 PM to
10/9/2021 7:00 PM

(LOT 24)
1933 Goudey #92 Lou Gehrig PSA 5 EX

The long-expected rise of Ruth and Gehrig 1933 Goudey prices has hit the hobby by storm, with mid-grade Gehrig examples now fetching five-figures plus. For years, these landmark bubble gum cards issued by the Goudey Gum Company of Cambridge, Massachusetts were seemingly undervalued, especially considering their incredible popularity among the hobby's most passionate vintage collectors. Presented here is a stellar 1933 Goudey #92 Lou Gehrig PSA 5 specimen that stands as one of the "Iron Horse's" most coveted cardboard keepsakes. Issued one year before Gehrig would capture the American League Triple Crown, the 1933 campaign would see Lou clout 32 round-trippers, knock in 140 runs and post an outstanding .334 batting average.

Donning his Yankee home pinstripes, the classic Charles Conlon batting image stands as the perfect symbol of Gehrig's unparalleled strength as he braces himself to wallop another horsehide sphere towards the furthest confines of the stadium's grandstands. No glaring surface flaws are evident to the naked eye, with even corner wear and border toning preventing a higher assessment. In our Dr. Newman auction, it is no secret that a PSA 8 #92 Gehrig sold for an absolutely earth-shattering $303K record price, nearly quadrupling the previous $84K pinnacle mark. This extraordinary sale more than justifies the current Goudey Gehrig pricing escalation that has rocked the hobby, with this eye pleasing "EX 5" example surely destined to become a centerpiece attraction in any esteemed "Iron Horse" gathering!

MIN BID $3,000

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