Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXXI
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/12/2011
One of the most renowned pre-WWII cards are the 1933 Goudey bubble gum issued subjects and one of the set’s popular players is the eccentric Moe Berg, with his outstanding 1933 Goudey card presented here in a PSA 8 holder. Currently, only 2 copies have managed to exceed this pack-fresh beauty, with its high standing “pop” status surely worthy of an esteemed place in any elite Goudey gathering! Moe Berg may have been the most scholastic baseball player ever. He was a lawyer, mathematician and could speak 12 languages, but unfortunately he couldn’t “hit a lick”, prompting the statement: “he can speak 12 languages but can’t hit in any one of them”! Regardless, he was a very renowned individual, and was even used an atomic spy in WWII, obtaining critical information on various German scientists. It is no secret that Berg’s representation on this brilliant offering has been bested by a mere 2 subjects primarily due to its pristine crystal clear contrast, sharp edges, well-centered image, clean bright borders and flawless surfaces. Its overall aesthetics are so brilliant, you have to wonder if it may even merit a half-grade grade up-tick in PSA’s new grading system. Bottom line is you can’t possibly go wrong capturing a 77 year-old cardboard memento that suffices as one of the finest examples in the hobby!
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