Hamels Goudey Jersey Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to dawgpaws on being the lucky winner of the Cole Hamels 2008 Upper Deck Goudey Jersey.  Once dawgpaws sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks.

Hamels Goudey Jersey Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Cole Hamels 2008 Upper Deck Goudey Jersey.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, April 19, 2013 @ 8:00 p.m. EST
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post
  • You can enter once per day
  • The winner will be selected at random
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!

Card of the Day: Ryan Lochte 2007 Upper Deck Goudey Sport Royalty Auto

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How To Spot A Fake Babe Ruth 1933 Goudey #144 Baseball Card

Babe Ruth has a lot of iconic vintage cards.  One of these cards would be his 1933 Goudey #144.  Many consider it to be his true rookie card.  It features a full body color shot of the Sultan of Swat swinging a bat.  Its a great little piece of artwork.  Over time there have been tons of fakes and reprints made and some of them are pretty good.

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Pictured above is a good example of an original Ruth 1933 Goudey #144.  When looking at the back, you can obviously see the card was miscut.  The card numbers for this set are suppose to be at the top, not the bottom.  Since this card was miscut, you don’t see Ruth’s proper card number 144 at the top.  Instead you see number 154 at the bottom.  Card number 154 belongs to Jimmy Foxx and if a number had to appear at the bottom of this miscut card, that would be the one to look for.  Not every authentic original was miscut, but it is something to look for.  You can also see some bleeding on the back, right above the word “New” in the first line of Ruth’s bio.  The word “George” is coming through from the front.  Most reprints don’t have this.

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Here is a typical example of a Babe Ruth 1933 Goudey #144 reprint.  Not only is the condition a lot better, but look at Ruth’s hat.  When you compare the reprint to the original, you’ll notice that on the original there is some yellow space between his hat and the white border of the card.  On the reprint there is no space.  The reprint shows his hat meeting the border.

These tips can be used for most cards that come from the 1933 Goudey set.  If you’ve never taken the time to read the back of this card, I suggest you should. It actually makes you feel like its 1933.

Flashback Product of the Week: 1996-1997 Fleer Goudey Football

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For all you Frank H. Fleer collectors you’ll love this set.  His cards are everywhere 🙂  Its not often you see a football product that has the year hyphenated “96-97” like you would for basketball or hockey.  Panini recently did this for 09-10 Classics Football.  The entire 150-card set is designed to look like the old Goudey sets from the 1930’s.  If your obsessed with this product and need to be the ultimate 96-97 Fleer Goudey super-collector you can try and add the Chuck Bednarik and Y.A. Tittle autographs to your collection.  Boxes are dirt cheap and can be found for $13.00.

Card of the Day: Charley Root 1933 Goudey #226

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Card of the Day: Lou Gehrig 1934 Goudey #37

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Card of the Day: Rabbit Maranville 1933 Goudey #117

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HAPPY EASTER!!!!

Card of the Day: Roy Halladay ’07 UD Goudey Mini Auto

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Card of the Day: Dale Earnhardt ’08 UD Goudey Cut Auto

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Derek Jeter and Dale Earnhardt.  Thats a weird combination.