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While the Ruth and Gehrig cards may be the flagship pieces of the immortal 1933 Goudey collection, the set is loaded with plenty of other legendary superstars. Among the other popular pasteboards from the series is Rogers Hornsby's #188, which features the Hall of Famer in a plethora of dazzling colors comparable to the art-deco style utilized by the Diamond Star producers. While Hornsby was no longer a baseball superstar at this point, relegated to a part-timer on the diamond, he was the most dominant offensive force from 1920-1925, averaging 26 homers, 115 RBI and ... yeah, a .397 batting average over the six year span. Oh yeah, and he won the NL batting title each of those six years. The offered example has been graded 96 MINT 9 by the stringent critics at SGC, and is the only copy in the grade with none higher. The all-time leader in batting average for right-handed hitters (second only to Ty Cobb) is depicted with precise focus and registration, with colors that remain as fresh as the day this masterpiece left the factory. A very slight centering preference for the east can be detected upon close scrutiny, but is entirely tolerable within the impossibly thin borders and does not detract from the overall visual appeal. The reverse is clean and boldly struck, with a hint of wet sheet transfer from stacking at the factory. Overall, a tremendous representation of one of the game's all-time greats, in impressive MINT 9 condition.
1933 Goudey #188 Rogers Hornsby SGC 96 MINT 9
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Minimum Bid: $1,200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $4,584.20
Number Bids:13
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