The 1935 Goudey set can seem a little confusing. There are 36 unnumbered card fronts featuring 4 players each. 30 of those card fronts feature four players on the same team. 6 of those card fronts feature four players on two or three different teams. This creates difficulty for me in organizing my set in the usual way (by team performance and then player age), so I'm still trying to determine a method. I'm not sure how pricing guides decided to number this set, but it's listed as card #27 (I'll explain the dash 5 below). The Braves ended up being the worst team in the majors in 1935, so Ruth's card is currently situated at the end of the final page along with the other two Braves cards.
The 1935 Goudey card backs are what really adds to the confusion to this set. There were 9 puzzle backs in this set:
1. Detroit Tigers (12 pieces)
2. Chuck Klein (6 pieces)
3. Frankie Frisch (6 pieces)
4. Mickey Cochrane (6 pieces)
5. Joe Cronin (6 pieces)
6. Jimmy Foxx (6 pieces)
7. Al Simmons (6 pieces)
8. Cleveland Indians (12 pieces)
9. Washington Senators (12 pieces)
Doing the math, you'd need at least 72 cards to get all of the puzzle pieces. What Goudey did in 1935 was issue their 36 cards with 2-4 different puzzle backs, which ended up totaling 114 different front-back combinations.
This particular reprint card features a piece from puzzle 5, so this card is numbered #27-5. Card #27 featured four different backs for puzzles 1, 3, 4, and 5. The latter two are considered the most valuable cards in the set. This 36-card reprint set completed puzzles 4-8. I'm not sure if puzzles 1-3 and 9 are featured on other reprint sets, but would like to know if they are. Guess I'll have to start collecting originals for the missing puzzle backs.