Comments: It's been a long journey
for Ruffing.In 2001, I purchased a poor condition 1960 Fleer Ruffing
to fill this slot and replaced it with a 1933 Goudey example shortly
thereafter. It was submitted to PSA and graded VG, and subsequently
sold in Aug. 2003. I had also purchased a 1960 Fleer PSA 9 in
March, 2003 but wanted something contemporary to Ruffing's career.
I had a bunch of '33 Goudeys so decided to go with the World Wide
Gum issue. So, I purchased a raw example of the card in Sept,
2005 (graded VG 3). Then, upgraded to a '33 World Wide Gum PSA
4 in Nov, 2006. In March, 2007 I decided to replace them all with
the 1936 R312 issue and purchased one on eBay. It was in good
condition. Purchased an upgrade in raw form in March, 2008 which
ended up in a PSA 4 holder. Then, found this beauty on eBay in
According to the PSA Population Report it's 1 of 3 at it's tier
with none graded higher! SGC has not graded anything higher than
VG/EX. So, this one is the best of the best.