Lot # 20: 1933 Sport Kings #28 Jimmy Doolittle High # SGC 8 NM-MT

Category: Goudeys

Starting Bid: $500.00

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While the Sport Kings set is filled with genuine sports heroes, Goudey raised the bar a bit by including card number 28 of aviator Jimmy Doolittle, who would go on to become one of the greatest heroes of WWII. General James Harold “Jimmy” Doolittle was a pioneering pilot, aeronautical engineer, combat leader and military strategist whose career stretched from World War I to the height of the Cold War. In 1922 Doolittle became the first pilot to fly coast to coast in under 24 hours, making the journey from Florida to California with just one stop. Doolittle, however, is most famous for leading a daring bombing raid over Tokyo in 1942, the first American attack on the Japanese mainland. Doolittle’s 16 planes dropped their bombs and then, lacking fuel to return to their carrier, flew on to crash-land in China and the Soviet Union. While no paralyzing damage was done during The Doolittle Raid, it served as a rally cry for U.S. troops and a sound warning of things to come for Japan.

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