1933 Goudey Sport Kings

Ed Wachter (Basketball)


Edward A. “Ed” Wachter (1883-1966) is considered one of the greatest centers of his generation, the 1910s, and won more championships than any other player during his era. Wachter skipped high school and college, taking his skills to the next level and playing professional from 1899-1924. Ed possessed quickness, height and versatility as well as great shooting ability with a potent jump shot and consistent free throw shooting ability. He established the Troy Trojans (of Troy, NY), in 1905, and won five Hudson River and New York State League championships from 1910-1915. Wachter and the Trojans instituted rarely seen tactics such as passing, including the bounce pass, fast-break offense and man-to-man defense, all of which are commonplace in today’s game. Ed Wachter retired as a player in 1924, becoming a head basketball coach in the college ranks, leading, among others, Harvard, Williams and Albany State. Ed Wachter was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1961.

SMR Price Guide
NameCard NumberPR 1Good 2VG 3VG-EX 4EX 5EX-MT 6NM 7NM+ 7.5NM-MT 8NM-MT+ 8.5MT 9
Ed Watcher (HOF)5$18$35$55$90$140$210$415$685$1,650$2,900$6,500

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Condition Census (Explain)
PosGradeThumbnailPedigree and History
1GEM MT 10  
2MINT 9  
3NM-MT+ 8.5  
4NM-MT 8 (21)  

Public Auctions
GradePriceDateFirmSaleLot #
NM-MT 8 (0)$2,100Jul-2013Greg Bussineau Auctions Summer 2013 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction 696
NM-MT+ 8.5$5,053Jul-2012Memory Lane, Inc. Historical Rarities 1103
NM 7$389Nov-2008Memory Lane, Inc. Winter Extravaganza Rarities 231
NM-MT 8$1,729Jul-2005Memory Lane, Inc. The Buried Treasure III Card & Ball 10

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