1933 Goudey Sport Kings Set (R338)

‘It’s In The Details’

Title R338 Goudey Sport Kings
Year 1933
Size 2 3/8″ x 2 7/8″
Images Color
Type Candy/Gum
Number in Set

1933 R338 Goudey Sport Kings Overview

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Jim Londos 1933 Goudey Sport Kings WrestlingThe 1933 Goudey Sport Kings set includes 48 cards of athletes and sports legends from various sports. Of most interest to American collectors are the baseball cards (Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and Carl Hubbell) and the three football cards of Red Grange, Knute\Rockne, and Jim Thorpe.

The cards have a similar size/design of the popular 1933 Goudey baseball card set and are printed on a similar, if not same, thicker-style of cardstock. However, they are much more scarce than that issue and it’s clear that not nearly as many were of these were printed.

In addition to those famous athletes, the set boasts plenty of other recognizable names, including boxer Jack Dempsey, track and field star Babe Didrickson, tennis’ Bill Tilden, and golf’s Walter Hagen and Bobby Jones.

Also noteworthy is that the set includes some of the few pre-war basketball cards. Three of the four basketball players included (Holman, Wachter, and Lapchick) were Hall of Famers. Finally, a few hockey players exists as well, including star Howie Morenz.

Another interesting aspect of the set is that it includes a father/son duo. Featured in the 48-card issue are cyclists Bobby Walthour, Jr. and Bobby Walthour, Sr.

The most expensive card in the set is easily that of Babe Ruth. But Jim Thorpe and Ty Cobb are also heavy hitters as well.

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1933 R338 Goudey Sport Kings Checklist

  1. Ty Cobb
  2. Babe Ruth
  3. Nat Holman
  4. Red Grange
  5. Ed Wachter
  6. Jim Thorpe
  7. Bobby Walthour, Jr.
  8. Walter Hagen
  9. Ed Blood
  10. Anston Lekang
  11. Charles Jewtraw
  12. Bobby McLean
  13. Laverne Fator
  14. Jim Londos
  15. Reggie McNamara
  16. Bill Tilden
  17. Jack Dempsey
  18. Gene Tunney
  19. Eddie Shore
  20. Duke Kahanamoku
  21. Johnny Weismuller
  22. Gene Sarazen
  23. Vincent Richards
  24. Howie Morenz
  25. Ralph Snoddy
  26. James Wedell
  27. Roscoe Turner
  28. James Doolittle
  29. Ace Bailey
  30. Irvin Johnson
  31. Bobby Walthour, Jr.
  32. Joe Lopchick
  33. Eddie Burke
  34. Irving Jaffee
  35. Knute Rockne
  36. Willie Hoppe
  37. Helene Madison
  38. Bobby Jones
  39. Jack Westrope
  40. Don George
  41. Jim Browning
  42. Carl Hubbell
  43. Primo Carnera
  44. Max Baer
  45. Babe Didrickson
  46. Ellworth Vines
  47. J.H. Stevens
  48. Leonhard Seppala

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