Benny Bengough - 1933 Goudey

This is the first card in one of the most celebrated baseball card sets in hobby history. The 1933 Goudey baseball set is not only visually stunning but it also contains an amazing star selection throughout. In several cases, some of the best names in the game appeared on more than one card in the set, providing the set with tremendous mainstream appeal. To the contrary, the guy who plays leadoff man to this great Goudey lineup is a name that most casual baseball fans fail to recognize. Benny Bengough's claim to fame in baseball was playing part-time catcher for the New York Yankees during one of their historic runs in 1920s. From 1923-1930, Bengough played with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig during their prime years, which included being a member of the legendary 1927 Yankee squad. While he never reached stardom on the field, this Bengough card has become a star in the word of collecting. This card, which measures approximately 2 - 3/8" by 2 - 7/8" and is often found off-center, is part of the extremely tough low-number series and was the subject of much abuse over the years. As with most low-number cards from the set, this card is often encountered with some degree of "foxing," or small brown spots from paper aging. This Bengough card represents one of the toughest holes to fill for the highgrade collector of this historic set.

Bernard Oliver Bengough (1898-1968) played 10 seasons in the Major Leagues for the New York Yankees (1923-1930) and St. Louis Browns (1931-1932), and was primarily utilized as a platoon catcher. Bengough became a regular player on the same day that Lou Gehrig took over for Wally Pipp, thus beginning his lengthy consecutive games streak. Conversely, Benny played 58 games or more only twice in his career. Ever the jokester behind the plate, Bengough would often distract hitter and entice them into laughter. After Benny retired form everyday playing, he managed in the minor leagues with Senators, Braves and Phillies minor league affiliates. Benny Bengough retired with a .255 career batting average adding 287 hits, 83 runs and 108 RBI in 411 games played. 



Condition Census (Explain)

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MINT 9
2 NM-MT+ 8.5
3 NM-MT 8
3 NM-MT 8
3 NM-MT 8
3 NM-MT 8
3 NM-MT 8
3 NM-MT 8
4 NM 7 (16)

AUCTION PRICES REALIZED

Date Price Grade Lot # Auction House Auction/Seller Type Cert
11/27/2010 $11,890 8 371 Mile High Card Company November 2010 Auction 90008755
01/01/2013 $26,663 8 746 Robert Edward Auctions 2013 Auction Auction 03413325
04/14/2016 $40,630 8 80001 Heritage Auctions April 14 2016 1933 Goudey PSA Set Registry Catal... Apr 14, 2016 Auction 03413325
08/20/2016 $45,860 8 31 Memory Lane, Inc. 2016 Winder Rarities Auction Auction 90008755
09/21/2017 $28,800 8 50001 Heritage Auctions September 2017 1933 Goudey PSA Auction Auction 90008755
10/30/2018 $54,000 8 786 Robert Edward Auctions 2018 Fall Auction 03413325
01/24/2019 $66,000 8 50001 Heritage Auctions 1933 Goudey Ended Jan 24th Auction 06060164
01/01/2004 $4,600 7 647 Robert Edward Auctions 2004 Auction Auction 08151276
08/12/2005 $5,415 7 33 Memory Lane, Inc. The Buried Treasure III Card & Ball Auction Auction 02493793
12/16/2007 $9,819 7 255 Memory Lane, Inc. Serious Rarities - December 8th Auction Auction 09050077
01/10/2010 $11,040 7 45 Greg Bussineau Auctions Winter 2010 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction Auction 15963846
01/01/2011 $3,525 7 625 Robert Edward Auctions 2011 Auction Auction 50007215
12/18/2011 $4,709 7 14 Memory Lane, Inc. Winter 2011 Auction 02032984
05/04/2013 $13,145 7 80322 Heritage Auctions 2013 May 2 - 4 Vintage Sports Collectible Signat... May 4, 2013 Auction 15963846
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