Lot # 54: 1938 Goudey #274 Joe DiMaggio (HOF) - SGC GD 2

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Starting Bid: $500.00

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Item was in Auction "Summer, 2022 Premier Auction",
which ran from 8/2/2022 12:00 AM to
8/20/2022 9:00 PM

Easily the most iconic and best-known of all his cards, the 1938 Goudey #274 Joe DiMaggio is one of the most important cards of the gum card era.  Extremely desirable in any grade, the 1938 Goudey issue was really the last mainstream set produced by that company; subsequent issues came in the form of premiums or the spotty and largely inconsequential 1941 cards.  The 1938 set was produced with card backs similar to those of the company's popular 1933 and 1934 sets and was actually intended to give the impression it was a continuation of the 1933 issue - the 1938 set's first card was numbered 241 (the 1933 set concluded with card #240) and initially was advertised on the card backs as a complete set of 288.  This example boasts some light visible wear, but the reason for the grade relates to paper loss and remnants visible on the reverse, none of which interferes with the front of the card.

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