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Heritage Auctions' 1933 Goudey PSA Set Registry auction surpasses $3.6 million

Four Babe Ruth cards and two Lou Gehrig cards led the way in the 1933 Goudey PSA Set Registry $3.6 million auction hosted by Heritage Auctions.

Numerous records fell as Heritage Auctions’ 1933 Goudey PSA Set Registry Catalog Auction amassed total sales of $3,650,622 – more than doubling pre-auction estimates.

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Nearly every key card in the set universally considered the most important of the era established a new record, including four cards featuring Babe Ruth that sold for a combined $1,296,000. In addition, two Lou Gehrig cards brought a combined $621,600, and a Napoleon Lajoie card drew a record $264,000.

“The results exceeded even our most optimistic expectations,” Heritage Auctions Direct of Sports Auctions Chris Ivy said. “It’s a clear continuation of the outrageous success of our T206 set auction back in September. It’s a financial golden age for top-ranked PSA registry sets.”

Two individual cards cleared the $500,000 plateau: 1933 Goudey Lou Gehrig #160 PSA Mint 9 realized $576,000, while a 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #144 PSA Mint 9 brought $528,000.

Other cards that established new world records included, but were not limited to:

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• 1933 Goudey Mel Ott #127 PSA Mint 9: $84,000

• 1933 Goudey Benny Bengough #1 PSA NM-MT 8: $66,000

• 1933 Goudey Red Faber #79 PSA Mint 9: $50,400

• 1933 Goudey Jimmy Foxx #29 PSA NM-MT 8: $48,000

• 1933 Goudey Dazzy Vance #2 PSA NM-MT 8: $26,400

• 1933 Goudey Ralph Kress #33 PSA NM-MT 8: $15,600.