1941 Goudey
#33 Mel Ott (Red Background)

This issue featuring Giants Hall-of-Fame slugger Mel Ott is the most sought-after and valuable card within the 1941 Goudey set. Comprised of 33 numbered cards, printed in four different color varieties (Red, Yellow, Blue and Green), this was the final baseball set produced by the Goudey Gum Company. The offered example is a "Red Background" variety issue. Numbered 33 of 33, this is the last card within the 1941 Goudey set.

Mel Ott enjoyed a stellar 22-year Hall-of-Fame career (1926-1947), all with the New York Giants. He was a fierce left-handed power hitter who became the first National League player to reach the 500 home run milestone. He led his team in home runs for an 18 consecutive season stretch (1928-1945), while also leading the entire National League in six different seasons. Ott was a 12-time All Star selection, and a key member of the 1933 World Series championship team. He was elected to the Hall-of-Fame in 1951, and had his number "4" retired by the Giants in 1949.

Because of the poor quality of the paper used, 1941 Goudeys are extremely difficult to find in high-grade condition. This example is a very rare exception. Its features include outstanding centering (virtually impossible to find on 1941 Goudeys), superior interior surface and edge quality, and absolutely stunning fire-red coloration. Ott's image is extraordinarily bold and well-registered. The blank back is clean and blemish free. Out of a total of 75 submissions (for all four color varieties), this is the one and only example graded NM-MT 8 by PSA, with none higher.

Price: $5,500.00
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