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1936   R314   Goudey "Wide Pens"

Year(s) Published: 1936
ACC Designation:   R314
Set Name: Goudey "Wide Pens"
Card Size (inches): 3-1/4 x 5-1/2
Number of Cards in Set: 120
Est. Value (common; VG): $10

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Set Summary
  • Distributed as in-store premiums to promote Goudey Gum
  • Known as "Wide Pens" because of thick facsimile autograph
  • Lithographed, bordered, black and white cards with blank backs
  • All 120 cards carry "Litho in U.S.A." label at bottom
  • Only Lloyd Waner card found in variation without label
  • Variety of both portrait and action poses; 26 now in HOF
  • "Borderless," "Creamy" and other subsets (see table below)
  • Canadian set also issued with Detroit and Canadian players
  • References:
    1) Tim Newcomb, "Fine, Wide, and In Between: The 1930s 'Pen' Premium Sets, Part II (R314 & Variations)", Old Cardboard Magazine, Issue #7 (Spring 2006, p. 36-42)

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