1937 Goudey Premiums Type 4

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1937 Goudey Wide Pen Premiums Type 4 There are 36 unnumbered cards in this set, each measuring 3-1/4 by 5-1/2 inches. Blank-backed.

Card fronts feature a black-and-white photo of the player, surrounded by a white border, with a facsimile signature written in marker pen superimposed.

These are similar to other Goudey premiums of that general time. These can be differentiated from those releases by a couple of clues. First, there is no 'Litho in USA' line along the bottom border; second, that the paper is cream-colored; third, that the signature script looks like authentic handwriting rather than being 'fancy' calligraphy; fourth, the white border around the photo.

Note that Type 5 premiums are very similar to these; but those only feature Canadian teams (Montreal and Toronto) so that it may have been a Canadian issue.

The Joe DiMaggio card is the most prominent one in this set, and comprises nearly half of the set value.