Moe Berg - 1933 Goudey

Morris “Moe” Berg (1902-1972) was perhaps one of the smartest players to ever suit up for a Major League baseball game possessing two Ivy League degrees from Princeton (B.A. in Linguistics) and Columbia (LL.B – Law degree) Universities. Berg was not much more than a third string catcher with most clubs and filled in for injured players throughout the American League from 1923-1939. He was considered a decent fielder, but lacked any consistent hitting ability. Moe Berg retired with a career .243 batting average adding 441 hits, 150 runs and 206 RBI in 663 games played after 15 years with the Robins, White Sox, Indians, Senators and Red Sox. Despite being a backup catcher at best, Berg was a member of the 1934 All-Star team, which included Ruth, Gehrig, Foxx and Grove, which barnstormed Japan. Berg read several newspapers daily and considered each one “alive” until he read it completely, while not allowing anyone else to touch it until it was “dead.” Casey Stengel once referred to Moe as, “the strangest man ever to play baseball.” The United States Office of Inter-American Affairs and the CIA recognized Berg’s unique nature and superior intellect, speaking seven different languages, and he was recruited as a spy during World War II. For his part with the United States Intelligence agencies during the war, Moe was awarded the Medal of Freedom, which he refused to accept. Berg also appeared as a contestant on the radio quiz show, Information, Please!



Condition Census (Explain)

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
2 NM-MT 8 (19)

AUCTION PRICES REALIZED

Date Price Grade Lot # Auction House Auction/Seller Type Cert
12/01/2011 $3,120 9 86 Greg Bussineau Auctions Fall 2011 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction Auction 18349927
10/12/2008 $1,434 8 42001 Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Sports Auction Oct 12, 2008 Auction 09027686
04/24/2009 $1,315 8 81143 Heritage Auctions 2009 April Signature Vintage Sports Memorabilia ... Apr 24, 2009 Auction 08161880
04/26/2009 $1,912 8 44003 Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Sports Auction Apr 26, 2009 Auction 09027686
11/27/2010 $2,206 8 549 Mile High Card Company November 2010 Auction 09082721
02/12/2011 $2,499 8 261 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXXI Auction 08161880
12/18/2011 $1,609 8 246 Memory Lane, Inc. Winter 2011 Auction 18593599
01/01/2013 $1,778 8 778 Robert Edward Auctions 2013 Auction Auction 07034167
04/14/2016 $2,271 8 80158 Heritage Auctions April 14 2016 1933 Goudey PSA Set Registry Catal... Apr 14, 2016 Auction 02069124
09/21/2017 $2,280 8 50158 Heritage Auctions September 2017 1933 Goudey PSA Auction Auction 30725325
01/24/2019 $5,280 8 50158 Heritage Auctions 1933 Goudey Ended Jan 24th Auction 01036857
03/24/2019 $3,900 8 603 Robert Edward Auctions 2019 Spring Auction 30725325
10/07/2009 $509 7 325 Mile High Card Company October 2009 Auction Auction 15799756
12/03/2016 $462 7 206 Greg Bussineau Auctions Fall 2016 Vintage Trading Cards Auction Auction 05439047
10/30/2018 $1,800 7 813 Robert Edward Auctions 2018 Fall Auction 27358603
09/19/2008 $462 6 230 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Goodwins Commons and Masterpieces XVII Auction 31634401
08/24/2014 $281 6 260 Memory Lane, Inc. 2014 Summer Rarities Auction Auction 23052780
12/14/2015 $286 6 91 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons LVIII Auction 22973738
04/10/2018 $710 6 142741091212 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 31634401
04/20/2018 $900 6 81270 Heritage Auctions 2018 April 19-20 Spring Sports Card Catalog Auction Ended Apr 20th Auction 27287114
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02/20/2019 $770 6 163545466197 eBay cooperstownsportscards Auction 42491830
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11/11/2007 $241 5 620020 Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Sports Auction Nov 11, 2007 Auction 31712565
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10/14/2007 $133 4 62005 Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Sports Auction Oct 14, 2007 Auction 07211157
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11/14/2017 $158 4 (MK) 202106468284 eBay cooperstownsportscards Auction 24406205
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06/18/2017 $101 1.5 263032285390 eBay kregscards Auction 26476640
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01/14/2019 $192 1.5 382707913170 eBay svcards Buy It Now 41471126
11/16/2016 $90 1 222310406875 eBay smrcollectibles Auction 26141672
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03/27/2018 $105 1 162959490066 eBay cooperstownsportscards Auction 28914330
10/30/2018 $92 1 312273833361 eBay gregmorriscards Auction 17739989
03/26/2019 $126 1 273769373052 eBay trepidation34 Auction 42322811