1933 Goudey Sport Kings Gum #5 Ed Wachter

Learn about the 1933 Goudey Sport Kings set here to give this card more context.

Because the Sport Kings set is desired by collectors of various sports, all the cards, including this Ed Wachter, have retained their value.  After the #3 Nat Holman card, this card is the second appearance of a basketball player in the set.  Prices for the card in the 2001 Standard Catalog of Basketball Cards were $1350/$850/$350 form Mint, NM-MT, and NM respectively.   The card has increased in value from that time.  A PSA 8 sold for $3,050 on eBay on November 8, 2016 with nearly all of them commanding at least a $50 price tag.

The card sends you into the past immediately with the first sentence, “Known as the greatest center in the history of the game…”  A nice reminder that this card precedes not just Shaq, or Kareem, or Wilt, but even George Mikan!  Probably was one of the only collegiate coaches of both sculling and basketball in history…

An important card and a piece of history!

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