Astonishing 1933 Goudey #70 Floyd "Pete" Scott PSA 9 MINT - "POP 3"; Highest Graded PSA Example!
TOP OF THE POPS!!! One of the oddest 1933 Goudey subjects belongs to bygone outfielder Floyd "Pete" Scott who played only three MLB seasons from 1926 thru 1928 with the Cubs and Pirates. Although Scott recorded an outstanding .303 batting average in 607 MLB plate appearances, he inexplicably never participated in a MLB game after 1928. Playing in the renowned Pacific Coast League (Class AA) in four of the next five seasons with Mission, Seattle and Oakland, he easily surpassed the .300 mark in all of those campaigns, ending his 11-year minor league career with a spectacular .320 batting average! So it is with extreme perplexity that we ponder why the Goudey Gum Company ultimately chose to include Scott in their landmark 1933 set, considering he played with the PCL's Seattle Indians and Oakland Oaks for the 1932 and 1933 campaigns, respectively.
The old cliché "it is what it is" certainly applies to this scenario, and this extraordinary PSA 9 Mint Pete Scott Goudey offering just happens to join only two other examples as the finest of its kind. Ironic to say the least, Scott's bewildering selection as one of the Goudey Gum Company's 240 subjects is as miraculous as this pinnacle PSA 9 Mint assessment. The card itself easily merits its near-perfect grade with its sparkling array of green, orange and yellow background hues that encompass Scott's eclectic batting pose. Most significantly, the image depicts atypical near-perfect centering between four blizzard white borders that end at the sharpest imaginable factory cut perimeter. A bona fide pack-fresh marvel, no Goudey subject could possibly best the eye-popping aesthetics of this "POP 3" marvel that stands at the summit of the illustrious PSA Pop Chart!
MIN BID $500