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1939 to 1941 Play Ball Collection Including Joe DiMaggio & Ted Williams (386)

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $4,406.25

Original "shoe-box" collection of 386 assorted Play Ball cards (284 different plus 102 duplicates) spanning all three years of issue, from 1939 to 1941, highlighted by 1939 Play Ball #26 Joe DiMaggio (PSA VG 3) and #92 Ted Williams (PSA VG 3) rookie card, and 1940 Play Ball #1 Joe DiMaggio (PSA VG 3). This collection has not seen the light of day since 1941! Condition ranges in grade from Good (with a few slightly lesser) to Excellent condition, averaging Vg+ overall. This collection includes an extremely high concentration of Hall of Famers and key cards, including many rare high numbers. We have selected six cards to be graded by PSA. The collection includes (quantities listed in parenthesis): 1) 1939 Play Ball (181 cards, 97 different): #1 (2), 2 (4), 3 Ruffing (2), 4 (3), 5, 6 Durocher (2), 7 Doerr, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 (2), 13 (3), 14 (2), 16, 17 (2), 18 (2), 21, 22 (5), 23, 24 (2), 25 (2), 26 DiMaggio (PSA VG 3), 29, 30 Dickey (3), 33, 34 (3), 38 (3), 42 (2), 45 (3), 46, 48 Gomez, 49 (2), 50 Gehringer (2, one graded EX-MT 6 by PSA), 51 Ott (3), 52 Henrich (4), 53 Hubbell (2, one graded EX 5 by PSA), 54 (4), 55 Vaughan, 56 Greenberg (3), 57, 59, 60, 62, 63 (3), 64 (2), 65, 68, 70, 71, 72 (3), 75, 76 (2), 78, 79, 80 (4), 81, 83, 84 (2), 87, 88 Keller (2), 91 (2), 92 Williams RC (PSA VG 3), 95 (3), 96 (2), 97, 98 (2), 99 (2), 100, 102 (2), 104 (2), 105 (4), 106 (2), 108 (5), 109 (4), 111 (4), 112 Waner (2), 113 (2), 114, 115 (4), 117, 119 (2), 120, 122, 128, 130, 135, 141, 143 Averill, 144, 148, 149, 150, 154 (2), 157 (2), 161 (3), and 162 (last card in set). 2) 1940 Play Ball (199 cards, 181 different): #1 Joe DiMaggio (PSA VG 3), 2, 3, 4 Henrich, 5, 6 Gomez, 9 Keller, 12, 13, 14, 15 (2), 16, 17, 18, 19 (2), 20, 21 Ferrell, 22, 23 (3), 25, 26, 28 (3), 29, 30 Berg, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 39, 40 Greenberg, 41 Gehringer, 44, 45, 47, 48 (2), 49 (2), 50, 51, 52 (2), 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69 (2), 70, 72, 73, 74 (2), 75, 76, 77, 78, 79 (2), 80, 84, 85 (2), 86, 87 Hubbell, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99 (2), 100, 102 Klein, 103, 104 Waner, 106, 107 Vaughan, 108, 109, 110, 111, 113, 114, 115 (2), 116, 117, 118 Hoyt, 119 Alexander, 120 Johnson, 121, 122, 123, 124 Combs, 125, 126, 127, 128 (2), 130, 131, 132 Mack, 133 Foxx, 134 Cronin, 135, 137, 139, 140, 141 Stengel, 142 Kelly, 143, 144, 145, 147, 148 (2), 149, 150, 152, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158 Jackson, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 166, 167 Frisch, 168 Wagner, 169, 171 Heilmann (2), 173 Lajoie, 174 Evers, 175 Mathewson, 176 Manush, 177 Baker, 178 Carey, 179 Sisler, 180 Cochrane, 183, 184, 186, 188, 189, 190, 192, 194, 195, 197, 202, 204, 205, 210, 211, 213, 215, 216, 217, 218, 220, 222, 223 Jennings, 224 Traynor, 226 Hooper, 228, 231, 233, 236 Bottomley, 237, and 238 Lazzeri (PSA VG-EX 4). 3) 1941 Play Ball (6 cards): #10 Vaughan (Vg), 12, 13 Jimmie Foxx (Fr-Gd), 18 Greenberg (Gd), 22, and 24. Total 386 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $4,406.25


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